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10-27-2003, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by dunwoody_joe
Maybe Comrie for Coburn straight up?
I think the only problem with this is that Comrie is a proven quantity capable of scoring big points at the NHL level. Coburn, regardless of his potential and what he has accomplished so far, is still unproven. Although he looks like he should be the real deal when he reaches the NHL, a lot of prospects have been huge in every stage of their career but are never able to translate that talent to the big league.

A similar trade this offseason was defensive prospect Ballard (11th overall pick in 2002) for Steve Reinprecht. Considering Comrie is younger and has had higher point totals than Reinprecht, I would imagine that Coburn for Comrie would also have to include an Atlanta pick or be a part of some sort of multi-player package to round out the deal.

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