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08-23-2012, 02:20 AM
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squidz*
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It doesn't matter how well anyone expects Bouchard to play, Fletcher has never said anything about trading him. It simply won't happen anyway because Bouchard has more value to this team sitting in the press box than he has trade value. It's ludicrous to suggest he be traded because I'm sure that conditional 7th rounder is going to get us a lot. If he can't beat out a rookie, why would anyone even consider trading for him for even a fraction of a second?

If a rookie earns a spot in camp, it's going to be a fourth liner sitting in the press box or heading down to Houston, not a trade of "the guy who got beat." Those trades almost never happen. You can count on one hand the number of actual trades over the past 5 years that occurred between training camp and December 1st across the entire league. They just don't happen, and they're certainly not going to start happening this season.

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