Thread: Value of: Nikita Filatov
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11-29-2010, 06:44 PM
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Enough of this "Goligoski for Filatov" silliness. I'm not arguing Filatov or Goligoski's trade value, but I am going to say that Goligoski isn't a big enough upgrade on the backend to warrant trading Filatov.

Like I said in a proposal thread before, the trade that would make the most sense would be:

Filatov + Stralman + 1st or 2nd
Bogosian (impending RFA).

Bogo is a stud and will be a very good defenseman despite his reduced impact on the Atlanta roster. He vastly improves Columbus's blueline and PP.
Filatov will be a very good forward despite his not taking that next step on Columbus's roster. He's an excellent piece to pair beside Burmistrov or Bergfors.

Stralman opens up a defensive slot in Columbus and helps fill in for Bogosian in Atlanta. He's a UFA at the end of the year I'm pretty sure, so he can re-sign or just walk.

The pick is because Bogosian is worth more than Filatov and Stralman and is important for Atlanta who is actively rebuilding (as opposed to Columbus).

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