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O'Byrne/Bournival trade revisited
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11-11-2010, 11:28 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Not saying I disagree but really both moves made sense.
Boyd waived, because there was no place for him on our team and the org wanted the kid to get picked up so he could play rather than sitting in the press box. Obviously also the salary cap too.
O'Byrne traded, I predicted this a while ago, it's pretty obvious why, he's a #6-#7 d on many teams still and needs a chance to play. Keeping him in the press box isn't going to help the guy he needs to play and also again salary cap.
Imo it easily could be just because the org doesn't want to be known for sitting an NHLer in the press box an entire season but it could just as easily be for the cap space to make a trade or signing.
I would had like a trade with Edmonton (who got lots of cap space).
O'Byrne and Boyd for JF Jacques (who is back from injury and plays in the AHL for reconditioning). Jacques makes only 600K and is big and a good bodychecker. Something that could have been good on our 4th line.
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