Thread: Value of: Kirill Kabanov to NJ
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11-14-2012, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by tuckrr View Post
Obviously you like KK, and don't want him to move. But a 1st is very good value for him, he does have baggage (motivation issues, russian factor, etc)

You may be confident he will reach his potential (and I would likely agree), but a 1st is an overpayment for KK at this point in time. No doubt.

It's not that I don't want KK traded. I just don't think it's the type of deal that Snow is looking for.
In the last 3 drafts, Strang/Botta/Staples reported on Snow's draft strategy: trying to move his 18 yr old lottery pick, for a player 20-22 yrs old, with similar upside. Snow was trying to speed up his rebuild.

I think it's unlikely, he looks to trade a 20 yr old playing well in the AHL, for a pick. Even a 20th-30th overall. I would expect one of KK/Strome/Nino/Nelson will be part of a package, in a major deal for a 20 something nhler.

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