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12-19-2012, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Hes also coming off of major shoulder surgery.

Im just amazed how easily some fans think it is to acquire a top draft pick. When has a team willingly traded a top 10-15 pick for a big money player in the cap era?
Nashville traded a 1st round pick for Paul Gaustad and a 4th at the deadline last year. It wasn't a 10-15 pick, but Gaustad was a pure rental and nowhere near the offensive player that Gabby is.

Look at how much philly got for Carter and Richards, both on very long term contracts.

It's also possible that we would send something else back the other way too. It doesn't necessarily have to be straight up for Gabby.

Yes, there are a lot of IFs here. There has to be a team that wants him. He has to be healthy. He has to have a good year so his value is high. He has to waive his NTC. All of that (plus the new CBA) was why I was against adding long term salary to our cap. Everyone's response was: we'll just trade Gabby. Easier said than done.

We may end up having to trade Gabby (or worse, having to lose someone we REALLY don't want to lose) without ever getting to have Nash and Gabby play together, making the deal pretty much a loss (we gave up assets so we can swap Gabby for Nash, which is a minor upgrade at best). And there were people claiming we could afford Doan, lol.

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