Official Predators Off-Season 2012 Thread - Part II
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08-10-2012, 05:00 PM
Top 6 Spaling
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If I were him, and interested in winning, I'd waive the NTC for Nashville without blinking an eye. Now if he's content on playing in Canada and simply getting a paycheck, that's another matter. I'd be all for trying to acquire JBo for the right price. From what I gather,
a respectable asking price would be something along the lines of a 2nd round pick and a either good prospect or a capable/warm body defenseman
In a vacuum, that might get him, but not in real life. It's all about supply and demand. JBO is a respectable #2D or an elite #3D. There are a ton of teams that will want him, especially with the cap rising. Everyone has space, and everyone could use a guy of his skill set.
With Mez and Pronger likely out, Philly will make a run. Detroit is rumored to be involved, as they should. If he'd waive, I could see Edmonton getting in the mix. I'm not sure he is what Pitt needs on defense, but they have 9mil in cap space, and he would make their team better. San Jose has to be getting sick of 1st round exits, and a Burns-JBO pairing would look awfully good.
Bottom line is that the Flames are in a sellers market. JBO and Yandle are the only two players even close to top two defenseman available, so lots of teams will bid. It is going to take Blum+1st easily.
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