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Erik Cole on the trading block?
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02-25-2013, 08:41 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
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You're not getting Havlat from SJS for Cole, I'm sorry, but no. They're my two favourite teams and I'd hate this. If anything I'd like something along the lines of Gionta for Clowe. Both are performing HORRIBLY, yet both are arguably top 6 talents who *should* satisfy needs of both teams.
i completely get that feeling, being a big fan of Havlat as well...
question is, do the sharks GM &/or coach feel the same way? With Havlat getting used on the 4th line of late, not a stretch to think they would be open to options at moving him.
Factor in that @ 5M$ for another 2 seasons, Havlat isn't likely to tempt many teams, and a Cole/Havlat swap might be the best they could realistically aim for short of getting pennies on the dollar for Havlat (later picks/depth prospects/lesser NHLers).
if anything, 1-for-1, i think it would be hard to argue in favor of a Cole-Havlat swap from the habs pov.
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