Thread: Berger: Interest in Blake Wheeler
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06-25-2010, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by IrishPaulie View Post
That's a horrible deal for the Leafs. Boston would love you guys taking the players we're trying to salary dump anyways. You could get a much better player for Kaberle.

Wheeler put on muscle last off-season and looked slower and more heavy footed this year. He definitely doesn't use his frame well, he's lazy, better in the defensive zone than most give him credit for. But all and all you'd be getting 2 mediocre 2nd line wingers and a 1st in a projected weak draft that may end up not even being that high for Kaberle! Is that really all you think he's worth?

As a Boston fan I think I speak for all of us when I say we'd all jump for joy if this happened. Maybe I'm wrong though.
Not that I think it's a good deal for the Leafs, but the 1st does offer a little more value for us even if it is a weak draft. By re-obtaining their first draft pick, it opens up the possibility of giving an offer sheet to an RFA.

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