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02-25-2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
The return is very important because it needs to be a quick turn around. Otherwise you're just burning more of Nash and Henke's prime years while we try and fill spots from within. What team is willing to move NHL-ready bodies for Gaborik? I'd imagine the list is rather short and likely gets even shorter when you factor in his NTC and the salary cap implications.

If I were going to move him, I'd want a top-4 D and a A/B level forward prospect, or a 2nd line forward, plus a A/B level D prospect. Plus a first round pick this year, but I'd settle for a 2nd if the prospect was good enough.
I think there would be quite a few teams willing to give something like that. Either way, I am in the camp that thinks taking that 7.5 million and distributing it to other players + the return they would get is greater than anything they could get from Gaborik.

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