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02-08-2013, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Cogburn View Post
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.
Not a MINN fan, but I think you are probably going to have to keep looking. I could see maybe a 1st with Bouchard or Gilbert (or maybe Heatley, if they have really soured on his contract - which, do you want to take that on with the cap lowering next year?).

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