I'd consider trading Filatov for Bieksa. I love Bieksa and his game. He'd be a huge favorite here.
Filatov would instantly play on the second line or possibly with the twins.
Originally Posted by punk_o_holic
As a fan of Bieksa I would do it but that is a over payment and wouldn't it be worth it for the Blue Jackets. I think Bieksa is good but I don't put him in the STAR status group and thats the only way I would trade filatov, for a star player.
Originally Posted by CBJSlash
Not straight up, but they could eat a salary and maybe throw a pick back. I'd be thrilled.
We have Nash, Huselius, Voracek, Umberger, and we might eventually get a surprise.
We don't have any players close to the package of Bieksa. I have faith in Filly, but if he isn't playing well and is getting 8 minutes a game.....