The Chuck Kobasew Deal: A Prelude to Bigger and Better Bruins Trades?

Posted: 19th October 2009 by Anthony Emerson in NHL
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Last night, the Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild pulled off a trade: Craig Weller, a second-round pick, and the rights to prospect Alexander Fallstrom to the Bruins for right wing Chuck Kobasew. Fallstrom, currently unsigned, was a fourth-round pick (116th overall) by the Wild in the 2009 draft. He also began his first year at Harvard University in September. The Swedish native has played for several semi-pro clubs in his homeland. Weller, a fifth-round selection by the St. Louis Blues in 2000, is a tough forward. He has just 14 career points but 127 penalty minutes. He has played in 95 games in two seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes and the Wild. This season, Weller has been playing with the Wild'sáminor league team, theáHouston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Kobasew was acquired by ...

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