Thread: Eklund Rumor: Gomez to Vancouver(e4)
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08-22-2008, 10:13 PM
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Brian28
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Originally Posted by Meganuck View Post
Hodgson and a 1st? That's laughable. This trade isn't going to happen and THAT is ridiculous overpayment for a guy who is overpaid himself.

If they sign Sundin, they are trading from a position of WEAKNESS. They will NEVER get value for a trade.
That's exactly what I'm thinking. Why would any team in the NHL do NY a favor by giving them fair value for a player they need to get rid of to get under the cap with Sundin? Any time a team gets hamstrung by a player or situation every other GM tries to spin it to their advantage. If they didn't they shouldn't have the job.

Look at examples from the recent past. Pronger and Jokinen are the two that come to mind the fastest. Pronger demanded a trade and Edmonton got much less than he was worth. Jokinen was going to be dealt and other teams refused the hardball demands from Florida and they settled on the offer from Phoenix. When you're not dealing from a position of strength (trade deadline or desired player that's happy playing there) you have to be ready with a little lube...cuz it's gonna hurt.


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