Shrewd Move Brings Kobasew to Minnesota

Posted: 19th October 2009 by Blake Benzel in NHL
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The Minnesota Wild have acquired forward Chuck Kobasew from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Craig Weller, Alex Fallstrom, and a second round pick in 2011, and I am just tickled pink about this trade. á In reading up about what the opinion on this trade was, I read a line that said the Wild were mortgaging the future, and I just about spit my soda out all over my keyboard. á With this trade, the Wild has effectively ended the Craig Weller experiment, dropping his $625,000 salary. They traded a second round pick in 2011. Two years down the road.á General Manager Chuck FletcherÆs thought in this was that two years is more than ample time to regain a second round pick. á Given that the player and the pick were really a throw away, this trade essentially is Kobasew for Fallstrom. á Now ...

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