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06-22-2010, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by blahblah View Post
Where to start? Three of their most valuable assets? I'm not saying I think the trade makes any sense, but neither does your post. From the context of the post, the 15th pick wouldn't be one of their most valuable assets. And frankly neither are Wheeler. Savard is the closest thing, but they have more valuable assets to be found at forward and D.

The only reason they consider a trade like this is that they are deep and center and they need some cap room and don't want to spend the money on Wheelers new contract.

Rebuilding or not, if you can pick up a 4th pick, while freeing up the cap room you need, most of the time you will, at least, consider it.

15th pick is no longer in play, as it was used in the deal w/FLA:

BOS sends Dennis Wideman, 15th overall in 2010 and a 3rd rounder in 2011 to FLA for Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell, per TSN.

Move leaves B's w/$5-7M left in cap space (depending on where it ends up) and 16 players signed, according to Cap Geek.

Thomas next to go?

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