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02-11-2013, 02:54 PM
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I don't really see a team trading what Columbus will want. Bassard was a 6th overall pick. I don't think the GM wants egg on his face for moving him without getting some value back. He would be the 3rd 4th center on most teams not like he is a hot commodity. This would basically be a "we're done with you" trade.

Its not like he has a bad contract, its just that Columbus does not have a legit first or second center so they are trying to play Bassard in a role he is not cut out for. Who knows maybe if he did have better linemates/coaching but I doubt it. If he hasn't broken out by now I think the likelyhood is slim that he is a legit top 6 forward.

When I watch Bassard I am not seeing a player that is a 1st or 2nd center trying to get off a bad team. I see a 3rd or 4th center that is being shooed into a top role for lack of a better option.

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