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01-16-2013, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Eighth Fret View Post
We win it hands down. You don't have to even bother talking about cap issues, NMC's, etc. It's so lopsided there is no way Minny makes that deal.
I don't think it's that lopsided.

Suter >> Boyle, though they play different styles. Optimistically, Boyle probably only has 2-3 more years of elite play too, so the defense stays stronger longer.

Couture >>>> Setoguchi + Clutterbuck by a significant margin, though it fills a team need of forward depth without losing a top-6 roster spot.

Separately the deals would never work, and the differences should in theory negate each other. However, I think the difference between Boyle and Suter, while quite large, is less than Couture and Setoguchi+Clutterbuck.

But I agree that Minny would never do the deal. I also doubt Doug Wilson would pull the trigger on it either if the trade was on the table.

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