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10-19-2012, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by AJ SF4L View Post
Columbus may probably do that. JJ could cover for losing Wiz, especially if they were to get Eller and Borque in return, and they'd probably ask for Weber over Kaberle.
No we won't. There's not a chance in hell. Eller is interesting only if we're ADDING, not REPLACING forwards; we do not consider him a #1C possibility (so basically he'd add to the "scoring by committee" plan, of which Dubinsky is a vital component). Bourque has become a reclamation project; we're interested only at salvage prices (so there's no sense from the MTL perspective in us inquiring after him).

And despite popular opinion misperception, Wisniewski is not a reclamation cap dump here. He's already pretty much JMFJ's BFF and has already shown that he's a VASTLY better player (and makes JMFJ a vastly better player) when they're paired together. If we're not getting a #1 star defenseman, he stays, and that's not particularly negotiable. That it's a rapidly fading TKaberle coming back makes this completely out of the question.
EDIT: Didn't notice the Yannick Weber option. That doesn't really help much, though. It's still two quarters and two dimes for a loonie.

I can see how Montreal might think it's iffy for them, and I don't entirely disagree, but it's a total non-starter for Columbus.

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