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03-12-2013, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Skobel24 View Post
Kennedy is simply a cap dump essentially. Maata is an excellent defenseman who could arguably step in to our lineup right now. I'd take this deal, assuming nobody else outbid it.

As for the Kaberle deal, it was a better return, but he was also going into the same division. It would be no different from Vancouver really needing to overpay to get Iggy.
I think this "trading in the division" thing is blown out of proportion. Iginla is a UFA, the Flames don't care (or shouldn't care) where he plays, they will want the best return regardless of where he goes. It's different with a player with years on his contract, but for a UFA divisions & conferences don't mean much.

Also I know Kennedy is a contract dump, that's why I never included him when I was talking about the value coming back.

I also doubt Maatta is ready to step into the lineup, most defensemen take at least a couple years before they are ready.

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