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03-02-2013, 11:28 PM
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Wow.

People seriously underestimate the value of a top pairing defenseman in this league. Yeah, I know the Bouwmeester stereotypes, I don't need them recited to me - and, yes, I realize he has flaws, but he's still a top-pairing defenseman. He'll log 25, 26 minutes a night, there's not many players in the NHL capable of playing those minutes night in and night out. Also, he seems to be getting a bit of his offensive flair, back - 11 points and 4 goals in 19 games. Solid numbers.

His price tag is big (although, he's got only 1 year on his contract after this year), but he'll fetch a HEFTY return. Make no mistake. Think of what Johnson and Goligoski returned - and Bouwmeester is better than those players.

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