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11-17-2012, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
I don't think Burke offers up his 1st at all. He has a history of raking people when their hand is forced on a trade, which Vancouver's appears to be here. At most, I could see Lupul, Lombardi and Colborne for Lou and a pick (not first).
Being available doesn't mean our hand is forced.

We've been over this, we won't move him until the price is right, and we aren't doing Toronto a favor by sending them a star player, contract or no, for less then market value.

Lupul, Lombardi and Colborne is much better for value then I have seen surrendered, but Lombardi+Colborne isn't a huge improvement on Lupul alone in terms of value.

I'm not saying a first is the only starter from Toronto, not by any stretch, but if we're taking a cap dump in Lombardi, I'd rather have a top six (on this team) D back as the sweetener instead of futures.

We've agreed on a base again. Kudos gentlemen.

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