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06-19-2011, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Boyle View Post
No thanks on Filatov.

A few points:

1. I don't think Columbus would be willing to trade him for a 4th rounder -- it seems that is more writer's opinion of the value of Filatov league - wide.

2. IF Columbus was willing to trade him for a 4th rounder, wouldn't that send off red flags in your mind about their opinion of him? With his supposed high end skill, they must be desperate to trade him if they only want a 4th rounder back, and to me, that screams "locker room cancer/primadonna".
In response to #1 that was my thinking too.

#2 - you don't get a guy with that much skill unless there have been issues. It's a risk/reward proposition. sometimes deals like that work out...if anything, it presents a buying opportunity if you can see through all the negatives. for a 4th rounder/mid prospect, you aren't giving up an NHL player at all, so you are giving up nothing for the potential at something.

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