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05-10-2006, 01:05 PM
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It's hard to gauge trade value in the abstract. It all depends on circumstances and context. Maybe Zednik is worth a draft day trade up, or something similar to the Asham for Czerkawski deal. Maybe he's worth a veteran defenceman coming off a bad year. The most we can say is that affordable scoring wingers are nearly always in demand by at least some teams.

On the other hand, I don't think Ribeiro or Aebischer have a lot of value. Most GMs probably see Ribeiro's flaws and would rather make do with what they have or look for a less flawed alternative, at least if it comes to giving up a trade asset. In other words, most GMs would see him as filler rather than a key addition to their top 6.

Aebischer isn't a real no. 1 goalie. I can't see any team giving up anything good to get him. Some team with depth problems or a young starting goalie might want him to be a back-up/stopgap platoon starter, but that's probably only worth a 2nd or 3rd round pick, or some redundant fringe roster player.

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