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02-07-2013, 04:46 PM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
Lovejoy is also 29 in 2 weeks and has never been a good prospect. He has no single quality that a team would want him for.

Weber is 24 and he has a skill that he could parlay into a #4-6 role in the right situation with more development. weber has a big shot and some offensive skill.

If I was Bergevin I would start the coversation at a 2nd and would settle for a 3rd from a possible bottom 10 team. At this point there is no rush to get anything done.
This. Although Anaheim noted that they have somehow liked Lovejoy for a while. Maybe that's true, who knows, maybe they were the only team that would have offered anything at all, so it might not be possible to extrapolate Weber's trade value from Lovejoy's.

The other thing Weber gives us is a cheap #7/8 again for next season. Assuming Kaberle will be gone, then Weber is "less redundant" next year. And cheap. Kinda sucks for Weber if he's not getting a chance to play and develop. But for our purposes, if we don't have anybody ready to step up and displace him, he's as good a warm body as any, and isn't likely to depreciate much relative to his current value.

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