Thread: Value of: Kirill Kabanov to NJ
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11-15-2012, 11:59 AM
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Benedict Kovalchuk
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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.
I'm an Islanders fan, I like KK, and I totally agree with you that it a 1st would be an overpayment. The 1st rounder pick could be used as better leverage than KK could in a bigger trade, and even if it wasn't flipped again in a trade it is still an excellent trade for the Islanders.

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