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03-22-2013, 12:00 PM
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From the trade boards. Flyers want Weber + 2nd. I'd prefer the pick as a third myself, but could go either way. Talbot would give us some excellent stability in the bottom six and relieve Prust's workload somewhat. He may be small but the guy battles damn hard and Pittsburgh fans rave about him as a locker room guy. We might even be able to move Moen and recover the pick we give up. Although, Moen/Talbot/Prust would be a good line.
Weber is not a real cost at all. We will lose him on waivers anyway.
Paying a 2nd rounder for a rental is steep, and I doubt it would be done for a rental of this calibre (as opposed to Iginla or people like that).
However, the fact that this is NOT a rental, that there are three more years on the deal beyond just this year, at $1.75M, for a reliable young vet (age 29) make the price affordable. I think we are a better team making this deal than not. Maybe try to get a 6th rounder back for Weber, but not a priority.
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