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02-21-2013, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by almostawake View Post
If the Flames ate half his salary that would put him at a 3.35M cap hit. I don't think they would have to go nearly that far. Bouwmeester at 5M is a pretty good deal.

As far as the return goes, comparing it to rental deals is probably not the way to go. Bouwmeester for an additional year at a good cap hit would attract a slightly different kind of buyer and could see the return increase more than a little.

I think people are just overestimating what a two 1sts, prospect, roster player package would look like. I'm not saying the Flyers would do this, but is a package of 2013, 2014 1sts, Matt Read, and one of their top ranked prospects really that amazing. IMO the Kovalchuk deal, when it was made, had more value than that.
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