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02-04-2013, 11:39 AM
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Let's start with the fact that NONE of those players are worth first round picks.
And if the Bruins had wanted them in the first place they were all available in free agency.
If Chia makes a move at the trade DL it won't be for any of those four guys you mentioned. And certainly not with 1st round picks.
Supply and demand my friend, supply and demand. Should Dallas offer any of those players at the deadline, each would garner much more than just a 1st rounder. As I said earlier: Paul Gaustad returned a 1st rounder when he was on an expiring contract.
Using the 'if the Bruins wanted them they could've had them in free agency' argument isn't necessarily correct as free agency is about multiple years whereas the trade deadline is usually about trading for a guy up on an expiring contract for a playoff run. There is also much more cap room available at the deadline than what you have to be under at the start of the season, so the Bruins may have avoided someone then who they can now afford.
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