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02-15-2013, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by not quite yoda View Post
Would you move Bourque this season now that he has some value given his start? 4 months ago there was talk of a buy-out because of the 4 years left on his 3M+ contract.
That's the thing...

His play for the past month makes him a solid, even good, value player at his cap hit. Problem is that he's notoriously inconsistent, & quite likely to have future dips and extended slumps.

In a move where Minny sheds heatley's salary, taking on that risk might make a lot of sense, given their cap situation and wealth of talented young fwds 1-3 yrs away.

For us, heatley is also a risk, but despite his drop in play, he remains far more talented than Bourque & IMO could be the scoring winger plekanec has deserved/needed since kovy's great year. If not, it's only 1 year, and heatley would likely still have decent trade value at the '14 deadline.

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