Boston - Edmonton/Caution: Eberle to Boston
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07-31-2012, 10:40 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rhode Island
A legit top 6 centerman (Krejci), a top 4 dman (Boychuk) both with cup rings, a good prospect in Caron or Knight and 2 first round picks is not a bad return for Eberle.
However the Bruins don't do this because they sacrifice to much in terms of assets for a player that doesn't mean nearly as much to them as he does to Edmonton. The Bruins needs a more mobile defense and can address this through the draft, scoring is not a problem.
Edmonton doesn't do it because you don't get rid of homegrown elite talent unless the return is dazzling which this offer is not. Hes a star player and hes not a guy you trade away to build up depth even if the pieces as a whole are nice. You build with him. Its easier to get guys like Boychuk for a cup run later in a few years without having to sacrifice your leading scorer.
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