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Minnesota Wild at the Deadline: Greg Zanon to the Boston Bruins for Steven Kampfer

BOSTON MA - DECEMBER 11:  Steven Kampfer #47 of the Boston Bruins takes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 11 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON MA - DECEMBER 11: Steven Kampfer #47 of the Boston Bruins takes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 11 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The shock of the Nick Schultz trade will over power this news, but Greg Zanon has been traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Steven Kampfer, a young puck moving defenseman.

Zanon was another known quantity, but a guy who had fallen out of favor with the Wild and with Wild fans. A healthy scratch for a long stretch earlier in the year, Zanon's toughness and commitment to the team had come into question. Once a fan favorite for his willingness to take a 100 mile per hour slap shot to save a goal, Zanon recently became a guy who refused to enter scrums or stand up for his team.

The Mike Yeo system does not fit with players like Greg Zanon, so getting something for him is a good thing. The Wild trade a one dimensional player for a young player who looks to be still under development, but good turn out to be a solid d-man.

Kampfer has a cap hit of $850K, on a two way deal that expires after next season. He would be an RFA at that point. He is currently in the AHL.

More on Kampfer later.