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04-19-2007, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by PocketNines View Post
Backman and a fourth for a pick at the end of the second round? No thanks. We can get significantly better value than that.

The value of having the chance to appeal to Drury for an extra week or two is negligible - if he's open to signing in St. Louis, he's open and we will still have Backman as a potential trade asset in another deal. Remember, he is under no obligation to even answer the phone when the Blues call for those last two weeks of June when he will probably be on vacation anyway. Why would he arbitrarily give up the right to hear up to 30 offers? Some sense that he owes the Blues something? Because they threw away a D-man?
I think you need to go back and re-read my post. Let me make it more concise and to the point for you.

Blues get:
Drury or Briere
Fourth Rnd Pick 2007
Conditional 2nd round pick in 2008 depending on if Drury signs or not

Sabres get:
Backman

Nowhere in my post did I say that the Blues were giving up any picks. If you think Backman is worth more than a second and a fourth, then I would like some of the drugs you're on.

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