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09-29-2005, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DisgruntledHawkFan
I'd love to move Babchuk and Vandermeer for Boynton. Throw in Michael Leighton for all I care. Seabrook and Barker are both keys to the future of this team and I expect Seabrook to make the starting roster this year. Boynton is definitely an upgrade over Vandermeer. I can understand Boston not wanting to make this deal.
Generally speaking, players you "throw in" a deal, especially ones you don't even care about throwing in, don't have a lot of value (especially if the other team already has 2 goalies better than he).

Boston, rightly or wrongly, thinks they can contend this year. They aren't giving up their best defenseman for a huge downgrade and a prospect. As has been said, they have at least 3 good defensive prospects of their own. If anything they need an established defenseman.

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