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07-25-2012, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by jeh82 View Post
The first part of that is probably right--Bouwmeester is overpaid by $1 million or so--but he isn't a bad player by any stretch, and he'd pretty comfortably be, at worst, the 3rd best defenseman on this team--depending on how Coburn and Timonen play.

His ability to soak up 24+ minutes a night would allow us to give Timonen some softer minutes--maybe allowing him to hit the post season at something north of 80 percent health.

I'm not saying he is worth acquiring at all costs--but he's a legitimate #2 defenseman. If we could get him for Mezsaros + a pick or secondary prospect, it might not be the worst idea in the world.
If I'm paying a defenseman $7m, I want more than just 25 points of offensive production no matter how solid defensively he is

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