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Ty Rattie to the Flames
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08-12-2012, 01:53 AM
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The same reason you want to keep Giordano is the reason we want him.
The same reason you would be willing to trade Jbow is the reason we do not want him
Like all things, time is money and Giordano spent a lot of time developing in the system. Who's to say that the Blues or any other team understands that there is a certain loyalty payment just to be made off that?
Also, once again the misconception rears its head.
Once again, maybe this time even the blind referees can see this:
Calgary does not care to trade or not trade. Yes, Feaster has dangled him, but it's a GM's job to see if there is interest and properly capitalize on boom markets if they can. Right now, there's a market for big, skating top-pairing defencemen.
Calgary can keep Bouwmeester and be happy just as much as they can trade him for a good return and be happy. But Feaster is doing his job by creating possible trade avenues. This is not a case of Bouwmeester asking for a trade or hitting free agency.
Yes, his contract is not great for his play/point producing. But he is undoubtedly a top 2 defenceman, if not a great top 3. And he has the ability to produce, it just needs to be properly nurtured and coached. He has good size, great reach, great skating.
The reason Calgary wants to trade Bouwmeester is to get more cap space while hopefully receiving a good pick/prospect/roster top 3 defenceman/roster top 2 centre back.
The point is, this is a thread about Rattie. And Rattie is going to be part of a package back to Calgary if there is to be made for Bouwmeester or Giordano, and it's a diminishing return the moment Giordano's name is mentioned.
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