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06-20-2013, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by crazyaces View Post
Ben Bishop for a 2nd round pick

Ben Bishop for Cory Conacher

Lindback for essentially two 2nd round picks, and a 3rd

Bobrovsky for a 2nd round pick, and two 4th rounders

All of these goalies are better than Bernier, and you want Frattin + 1st rounder!

Can you really give LA more than what Bobrovsky got? Who even at the time of the trade was a better goalie than Bernier, and has now emerged as a veznia goalie?!

Give your head a shake, your not getting Matt Frattin and a 1st rounder.

Maybe a one-for-one Matt Frattin for Bernier swap

OR a 2nd + a couple of 4th's - that's it!
Of course there are variables in each trade situation but I think when youre doing comparables on recent trades for goalies like Bernier (i.e. Bishop, Bobrovsky, Lindback) you also have to take into account the lower cap space for next year. Tampa and Columbus has no problem fitting those types of contracts into their cap, teams like Philly/Pitt close to the cap would need those low cost contracts to go along with their high end ones. They could sign Bernier to a cap friendly RFA contract for a few years and potentially have a #1 starting goaltender. I think people are forgetting valuable that is. People get bought out or traded for a late round pick, but those players are normally worth more than that, its the cap space that has more value.

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