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Ty Rattie to the Flames
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08-12-2012, 03:06 AM
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Which is stupid, because you'd have to package a lot for Giordano. Aside from what he's worth as a player, what he's worth to the franchise is a lot more. Giordano is one of Calgary's project players that panned out over time with much patience, and he's got a great character in the locker room as well. Rattie as a starting point is a pretty low offer in a package for Giordano - he MAY replicate top-six success with Baertschi, but it's Baertschi who looks like he'd be carrying the pair.
If Blues wanted a top-pairing D for Pietrangelo, it looks like they're a little thin in the ways of offering NHL-ready/roster players in packages. IMO, the Blues aren't going to get a Suter for their Weber or Seabrook for their Keith any time soon.
This is really wrong. We have plenty pieces available to trade for a high level defensemen: I just don't consider Bouwmeester a player worth the price you'd want for him. You can spend to the max, so his contract is fine for you. For a player of his productivity on St. Louis, we'd probably want him for about half of what he makes, so that's a huge black mark against him off the bat. In theory, we would probably be willing to make the move if we had a bad contract that would expire quickly to give you some cap relief without raising ours, but we don't really have bad contracts, and haven't since we traded Boyes. So that's not an option either.
So think of this from our perspective. Why should we trade 2 guys who could and should be very valuable members of our franchise long term, for a 2/3 Defensemen (And I'm leaning closer to 3, though you are sure to disagree) who makes more money then anyone on our team by a good margin, when we are on a budget?
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