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02-28-2011, 12:56 PM
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Klesla traded to Phoenix for Upshall and Lepisto

http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/2011/02...sto_upsh.shtml

TO CBJ: Upshall & Lespito
TO PHX: Klesla & Byers

Bye Klesla, good luck.

Good trade for the CBJ??? You think Huselius is on the move now too with Upshall coming in??


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Very interesting. If nothing else, now the CBJ has the only two "U" players in the NHL!

And it's another NHL 08 trade prophecy come true. Nathan Paetsch last year, now Upshall in NHL 08...had to throw him in to pick up RJ Umberger. Now if only we could get Alfredsson...

Good luck, Rusty. Thanks for the ride, try to stay healthy.

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sorry klesla, but your time had come....almost 0 development in 10 years, you still look as confused as your first season. like the return, we lose the bad klesla contract (wow he makes 3 mil), and I'm pretty sure we're not done

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Goddamnit, I didn't want to see Klesla traded.

Great return for him, but still.

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Anyone know what the contracts look like for Upshall and Lepisto??? How many years left and cost???

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Good trade, I like Lepisto, he does have some puck moving ability. It's a nice deal.

Upshall is a UFA after this year.
Lepisto is an RFA after this year, if anyone was wondering.

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We got two players an oft-injured defenseman. This after an oft-injured goalie was dealt to Ottawa for Vermette.

How does GMSH do it?

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sorry klesla, but your time had come....almost 0 development in 10 years, you still look as confused as your first season. like the return, we lose the bad klesla contract (wow he makes 3 mil), and I'm pretty sure we're not done
Yeah, because he did absolutely nothing for us in the playoffs.

OH WAIT

We just lost the last original Blue Jacket, who was starting to really play hard. Granted, the injuries were beginning to make him look Leclaire-esque, but that's no reason to be a blind hater.

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Sad to see the last original Jacket gone, but theses two guys should really help this team and it seems to be a real good deal.

What is both of their contract status?

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Might want to add to the OP that AHLer Dane Byers is part of the deal.

To PHX: Klesla, Byers
To CBJ: Lepisto, Upshall


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Freed up cap space for next year, if they don't want to re-sign, and got two useful players.

Works for me.

Lepisto is kind of interesting, looking forward to seeing him in action.

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I think this is a very good deal for us. I am very happy with this trade.

We just got 2 players that can help us for a player who gets hurt a lot and, IMO, wasn't going to be a part of our future.


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Sad to see Upshall go, really dislike this trade. Hope you guys enjoy him.

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lepisto and 2nd for Lilles


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Freed up cap space for next year, if they don't want to re-sign, and got two useful players.

Works for me.

Lepisto is kind of interesting, looking forward to seeing him in action.
This.

Freed up a bad contract (IMO) in Klesla. Phoenix can eat his 3+ Million for 3 more years.

Upshall provides some scoring up front

Lepisto - not bad. He may not average a ton of pts, but he seems to be a decent younger d-man who has the ability to move the puck.

This still leaves us with 8 Roster D-men.

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Bye Rusty, I will honestly miss that dude.

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I was never a big fan of Klesla. Will be interesting to see if this sets up more moves, and how it shapes them. So far I like it.

Upshall will be a UFA. Lepisto a RFA.

http://www.nhlnumbers.com/teams/CLB?year=2011

Upshall profile: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=55361

Lepisto: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=76164

76% of votes so far, say Columbus won trade. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=355845

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Sad to see Upshall go, really dislike this trade. Hope you guys enjoy him.
I think he will fit right in, day one. I am surprised this deal went down to be honest.

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Freed up cap space for next year, if they don't want to re-sign, and got two useful players.

Works for me.

Lepisto is kind of interesting, looking forward to seeing him in action.
Agreed - I like this trade. Thanks for everything Rusty, but I believe it was time to move on. Rusty's injury history just keeps getting longer and there was too much cap space dedicated to him over the next few years.

Side note - I lived in Halifax during the World Juniors there in 2002-3 and went to every game in the tourney. Scottie Upshall was captain of Team Canada that year, so we kind of added another former Captain...

(Yes, I know the World Juniors doesn't really count, but thought I'd point it out anyways)

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Upshall makes $2,250,000 this year
Lepisto $800,000


Prorate it yourselves damnit.

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I'm really interested in seeing what Lepisto can do. Upshall is a good pick up, but is a UFA. I know nothing about lepisto. Where does he fit in for us? Also I'm happy we got rid of Klesla's contract.

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Yeah, because he did absolutely nothing for us in the playoffs.

OH WAIT

We just lost the last original Blue Jacket, who was starting to really play hard. Granted, the injuries were beginning to make him look Leclaire-esque, but that's no reason to be a blind hater.
he may have played well in 4 career playoff games, but that does not make me forget 10 years of his bonehead passes, missed D assignments, ill-timed icings, and was hurt almost as much as he played the last 4 years, not to mention that he makes 3M per season that would be better spent on an upgrade.

you call me a blind hater, I call you a blind lover.....we agree to disagree about Klesla

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