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On The Trading Block

from Justin Bourne of The Score,


Adrian Aucoin His story: Aucoin would be your prototypical “I think this is a guy we can run out there for 15 minutes a night without getting killed” trade deadline pickup. At 39, he’s not going to set the world on fire, but he keeps it simple, doesn’t make a ton of mistakes, and can eat some minutes for you. For a pro-rated $2.25M with an expiring contract, you could do worse.

Jamie McBain His story: I doubt this one happens – a 25-year-old with a low cap hit of $1.8 million that has another season left on his deal – but if the Hurricanes decide this isn’t their year, they could turn him into a pretty decent return. In 2010-2011 he put up 30 points, so you could see why teams would covet him.

Mark Giordano His story: The Flames are a disaster, that’s his story. His cap hit is a reasonable $4 mill for a guy who cracked 40 points a couple years ago and logs over 23 minutes a night on the back-end. But since it’s a fire sale in Cow-Town, they could grab a pretty darn nice return for the 29-year-old who’s under contract until 2016.

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socalwingnut's avatar

I’d say take a shot at Jagr as a rental. He will definitely shoot the puck and if you pair him with Pavel, it might be just the spark they need.

Posted by socalwingnut on 04/02/13 at 10:34 AM ET

socalwingnut's avatar

Never mind…

Posted by socalwingnut on 04/02/13 at 12:41 PM ET

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