Thread: Sportsnet: Bolts ask for Schenn
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05-12-2009, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by The Pucks View Post
If I were the GM of Tampa I would ask about the same at this point in time. Why ask for less? Still 6 or 7 weeks till the draft, you might as well ask for the moon.
Obviously, there's no penalty for making a really stupid request, but that doesn't mean it's not poor form. And if you get a rep as someone who makes irrational requests (on top of being someone who leaks info, according to Gainey), I guess it's conceivable that it may negatively impact other GM's likelihood to work with you. Not that a GM will spite themselves just to screw Tampa, but GMs may not be inclined to go through a tough bargaining process that leads to a deal if they don't think the guy on the other side of the table is reasonable.

And asking for Luke Schenn and Kaberle just to move up 5 spots in the draft is totally and completely unreasonable. Drop Kaberle from the mix and it's still totally unreasonable.

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