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02-20-2013, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by the overrated View Post
Unless it was an unexpected, larger "youth for youth" trade (that involved a young player that was signed for multiple years at a cap-friendly deal) I don't see Chiarelli trading for a long term solution.

I think the main reason that Bourque is getting such a long opportunity is that Chiarelli really wants that 3rd line spot to be won by someone in-house, so he can focus his available money on re-signing Rask & resigning/replacing Horton & Khudobin.

A rental that would help on winning a Cup this year and then likely be let walk in the off-season is just more likely to me than an older guy that is going to be kept around ... unless, of course, it was the expense of a Horton or Kelly or Peverley in the off-season.
If Horty`s play continues, he will have a hard time convincing Chia to re-up him IMO. Lots of season left but to this point, outside of a few decent games, he`s been invisible

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