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06-13-2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Cogburn View Post
Edler, while not being untouchable, is our best defenseman. Is Boyle an improvement? I'd agree he is, but he's also almost a decade older. As for Higgins, he is very, very valuable to our organization because of his price and versatility. Clowe would be sought after, but most Canucks fans covet Higgins more then any similar wingers (similar in terms of pricing and potential position within our organization). Edler for Boyle I feel we lose value on (due to age and cap hit for the remaining year, as well as value to this city), while Higgins for Clowe is almost a wash for me. Murray and Demers don't really thrill me TBH, but if Raymond is out, what about a pick and Rodin in place of Higgins?
I agree with all that, but they are both on one year deals and due for significant raises with no guarantee we can re-sign them.

I would be hesitant to throw in our 1st (17th overall) but would consider it if you throw in a 2nd maybe. I feel like we are giving up a #1 d-man who still has a lot of hockey left in him (he only had a slight 'down' season because of playing with a broken foot for the first quarter of the season) and several years still left on his contract.

We could throw in Petrecki or Doherty also, our top defensive prospects.

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