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10-31-2013, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by duul View Post
Eberle is more skilled than both Dubinsky and Umberger, but look at our mock lineups before and after this trade. How can you possibly say anything other than our team is majorly upgraded? Tyutin can play as a #1, although obviously not like the Weber's and Keith's of the game. He is a good stop gap for the next couple years.

I was being facetious, because you seem to think no deal is good enough to trade Eberle in. And you say yourself we should have traded him a few years ago, but unfortunately time passes and we're in the present.

He's a good player, but he is the prime candidate to be traded to improve multiple parts of our team. Just like Columbus improved greatly by trading Nash, we improve greatly by trading Eberle.
Umberger, at his cap hit, is an awful player. And there's no way CBJ swallows 50% of his cap.

And while I actually like the Nash trade for Columbus, it's pretty debateable that they improved greatly. They're not exactly tearing up the league this year and they made their surge last year on the back of a Vezina-winning year by Bobrovsky, not to mention you can't draw a ton of conclusions out of a 48 game season.

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