Thread: Proposal: Flames Rebuild
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11-24-2011, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Medium Rare View Post
Sabres get:
- Olli Jokinen
Flames get:
- 2nd in 2012 (Flames pick)
- 2nd in 2012
- Brad Boyes
Sabres get a strong 2way center for a playoff run, Boyes is included purely for cap reasons.
No thanks, that's way too much for a player that we likely wouldn't retain (due to our cap situation).

Boyes has been solid lately and has started to learn our system, which seems to be an issue with new players (I'm starting to think this is why all of our trade deadline acquisitions fail).
Instead of testing our luck again, we might as well just stick with what we have and keep our 2nd's, something that we haven't had in three drafts prior.

If we're trading additional assets instead of just a straight up swap of players, the player we're shipping out has to be one that is committed beyond this season, as the money used on Boyes this season is already allocated for Myers' new contract next season.
Unless the upper limit is increased by $3-4m, there's just no point in throwing away picks for a player we won't retain.
Jokinen won't push us over the top, as our current group has flaws that need to be corrected (read: we need to retool some things and adding a player like him won't really help).

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