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07-09-2012, 03:40 PM
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I didn't say anything about trading Kabs, or anyone on the FA market. Even at the deadline the contracts will not be almost exactly the same as Kabs will still be owed over 5.5M while Zidlicky's contract will almost be over.
Think of it this way, if we had Zidlicky under contract, we'd pay him 4M and then he would be gone. Instead we have to pay Kabs almost 9M over 2 years. Will you still think they are almost exactly the same when next we are paying Kabs 4.5M while Zidlicky gets paid 0 dollars?
The difference is Kaberle is the better player between the two. What I was simply saying is that there is no need to trade Kaberle now, specially for a 7th round pick, when we don't need the cap space, plus Kaberle gives us a good backup plan if Markov gets hurt again, and also lets Beaulieu gets some NHL time, who I think is going to replace Kaberle in the lineup in a year/ year and half.
With that said, by the trade deadline next year, Karberle contract will be very similar to that of Zidlicky when he got traded this past deadline, and he got a decent return for the Wild. I'm simply saying that it would be stupid to trade Kaberle for a 7th round pick now, when you can probably get more for him at the trade line.
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