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08-05-2012, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by habsfanatics View Post
BTW Gionta would net a 1st rounder + without question. Although I think he can be an important contributor moving forward. If the right package was offered up, I would do it, but I wouldn't move him for a 2nd rounder. That's the one disagreement I have with DAchampion. If you trade all your most established players, you end like Columbus or Edmonton, we don't want that.
If hypothetically we were to trade each of Plekanec, Markov, Gionta, Cole, Bourque, Gomez, Kaberle, then we would end up like Columbus and Edmonton; even if each individual trade was a win the total outcome would be a loss.

There will be difficult decisions for Bergevin at the deadline. He can't trade all the vets, but he'll have to trade some if we are to be a good team moving forward. It will be a complex multivariable optimization problem :-) He'll have to weigh the potential gains in cap space, draft picks, prospects versus losses in production moving forward.

FWIW, I would rather trade Desharnais for a 2nd than Plekanec for a 1st.

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