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02-02-2013, 10:18 AM
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Drew311
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Originally Posted by Rockinz View Post
it wouldn't cost that.... What is your point of reference with that trade? I reference the Mike Richards trade or maybe the Brad Richards trade from Tampa to Dallas...

The guy has a HUGE contract and if we are taking that much money on with the cap going down to 64M, there would be compensation of fewer assets!

That is why we got Gardiner and Lupul for Beauchemin... Do u honestly think the Ducks had no idea that Gardiner was good? They had him ranked as their 2nd highest prospect when they traded him to us.

Taking on his contract = less assets going the other way

Bozak + Frattin + 1st would be the max for Backstrom
You're crazy if you think Backstrom is signed to a bad contract. Why, because it's long? Having your number one centre signed for the next eight years to a reasonable contract isn't a bad thing.

Washington has no reason to move him for a package like that. I don't need to reference another trade, because Backstrom would be an isolated situation if traded. Philly knew that Giroux would be their future number one centre, and wanted Richards and Carter off the team to change the culture. Washington has no one close in their organization to replace Backstrom, which is why it doesn't make sense for them to move him unless it's for an overpayment.

If anyone, they should move Ovechkin. Now that's a bad contract and trading him would most likely benefit the team from a culture aspect.

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