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02-08-2013, 03:27 AM
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Harding has MS, It's really hard to see him be the #1 for the Wild.
Hackett is again pretty unproven. Can they become #1s? Sure. Will they? I don't see any huge indicator that they will.
Loungo is an elite goaltender, and considering they have a lot of young players coming up, they could give a piece or two that would help the Canucks as well.
Still doesn't change the fact that Backstrom and Clutterbuck doesn't cut it valuewise though. Backstrom is almost worthless(EDIT: To us!), having a higher cap hit then Luongo and being UFA...he's an temp back up, then a dump. Clutterbuck isn't bad, but he's not worth Lu by a long shot.
I'd be looking for Setoguchi, Bouchard, Gilbert, Clutterbuck or Heatley, and one of the Dumba/Coyle/Granlund/1st (depending on who the first piece is naturally) if the Wild aren't interested in one of their big name players (ala Koivu).
Much like trading with Edmonton or Chicago, we're not going to surrender a piece that Minnesota needs cheaply because we're nice guys. We want to improve as much as they do.
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