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05-13-2013, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
We have plenty of assets that are movable and valuable.
I don't know if we have that many moveable assets - assuming we keep #4 pick and Forsberg is not available.

Blum looks like a bust - maybe a low end 2nd pairing guy at best. He could still blossom here, but I don't see him as a hot trade chip.

Ellis looks like a PP specialist/3rd pairing guy at best.

Watson looks good, but I don't think he's a particulary high end guy.

Aberg, Sissons, Leipsic, Budish, Hellberg, Ekholm are a solid but unspectacular guys who's potential is of greater value than thier trade value at this point.

As for the roster - unless we're willing to move a Colin Wilson or Josi, Beck, or Bourque- there's really not much of value there either (assuming the vets are no-go's).

If a disgruntled Martin Erat returned a guy like Filip Forsberg, I'm afraid any deal that brings in true #1 line forward (or at least a guy who's a good bet to score 20-25G) is going to cost more than what we can offer - especially if we get into a bidding war.

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