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10-19-2012, 11:41 AM
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Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by boomboom View Post
to MTL:
James Wisniewski
Brandon Dubinsky

to Columbus:
Rene Bourque
Lars Eller
Tomas Kaberle or Yannick Weber
I hope all can agree that Wisniewski >> Kaberle. I also think Dubinsky > Eller, although of course sans this trade ever happening, we Habs fans will continue to hope for an emergence from Eller which levels that out. It may or may not happen. Eller shows some nice things at times and seems to have added a lot of strength since last year, but it still remains to be seen if he can put it all together consistently enough to be a top-6 player. I'd rather keep him over Dubinsky, for that upside, while recognizing that it would be fair for Columbus to prefer Dubinsky for the present-tense value. Bourque is a throw-in either way to me... if the cap is going down, he's a reasonable salary inclusion to help balance things out more. He may or may not bounce back, but right now, without that, he has very minimal value. End of the day, I'd do this trade from the Habs POV, and would totally understand why the Blue Jackets would not.

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