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07-01-2013, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by dnicks17 View Post
I'm not sure why MacT would be in on Bolland.

Pretty steep price to pay for a center who can't stay healthy or win a face-off and is a UFA after this coming season.

Because he'e got size, plays with grit, toughness, and can finish hits pretty well. Also, despite his role on a team, he does have offensive upside. To me, that sure as hell sounds like a player we desperately could use. You aren't going to find a player that's a unique snowflake, everyone has flaws in their game. I am sure you know this, but the whole point in trading for a UFA before free agency hits is to have the first crack at contract negotiation. If MacT was fine with pitching a trade for an overpaid Braydon Coburn, which thankfully did not happen, Dave Bolland can't be all that bad, can it? If you think the price for Bolland was steep, just wait until after free agency to see if players like that have their trade value decreased.

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