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07-14-2012, 03:28 AM
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Byron isn't worth a 1st, but Feaster got worked on that trade. Kaberle who was a rental, got Colborne, a 1st and a conditional pick. While Regehr wasn't quite on the level Kabs was back then, he wasn't a rental and is signed to a good contract. I see no reason why a decent roster player (ie. Butler) and a 1st shouldn't of been the return. For that reason, I'll always feel it was a poor deal especially considering we unnecessarily used Regehr to dump Kotalik and lost a 2nd in the process. At least Butler is a decent dman though.
They are two different players. Simply put a pure defensive player is not worth what a pure offensive player is worth. Kabs was/is one of the best pp defenseman and Boston was desperate to fix their pp, Regehr is a top defensive defenseman but is to slow to play on a top pairing anymore and no longer brings any offense. Just because one team overpays for a player does not mean that is the bar at which all other trades should be measured. Or else we could compare it to the Dion trade.
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