i agree talent wise this is fairly equal (as i think kobasew's worth in a trade is very low right now)...
but i dont think the flames do this trade because of the salary involved.. i believe mara and boyes salaries are both more than regehrs and kobasews individually
if we are to take on this extra salary, we have to either get an even better player in return or some prospects/draft picks
id expect some sort of draft pick especially since regehr's super cheap contract runs another year after this season ends
Boyes makes 1.4 and Mara makes 3. Both are signed for another year after this one. So that's 4.4 million for 2.8 million. Perhaps adding a salary dump like Friesen, Zyuzin or Amonte for a mid pick would make it work.