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04-22-2013, 06:16 AM
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WhiskeySeven
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Originally Posted by Draft View Post
Not that you really deserve a reply...

Caron is 6'2 203lbs. Plays a very strong game with the puck. Excels in front of the net and along the boards. Isn't the most agile skater but has great hands, could likely score ~20 goals in the NHL. His defensive and physical game are more than ready to play in the NHL. Hasn't been given the chance to realize his potential in Boston, might be able to stick in Montreal. There's likely room for him on the 3rd or 4th line next year.

Any offer sheet under ~3.3mil only has the compensation of a 2nd round pick, fair value for Caron. At the very least they match it and have more cap troubles. I wouldn't worry about trying to stay in Boston's good books, who cares?

There's little to no risk involved. If we lose our 2nd round pick, it's a shame but, we get a good player back who's NHL-ready.
Bergevin would rather give up on a good season, allow out rivals to strengthen, and extend mediocre players than to trade a coveted 2nd round pick.

See how great our defense looks with those three 2nd round picks holding the fort while Emelin is injured? See them energizing our offense while our forwards are running out of steam?

Those seconds are valuable man!! Bergevin would rather give up a playoff run than trade them.

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