Thread: Sportsnet: Bolts ask for Schenn
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05-12-2009, 03:36 PM
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It's all bartering and posturing, Tampa probably set the price high at the start because if they don't they may think Burke will have an easier time bargaining them down from what they actually expect to get should they move the pick. Burke on his part is utilising the media as part of the process, to attempt to drive Tampa's price down perhaps by showing public reaction to their asking price as bemusement or otherwise. Of course it could have the opposite effect and make them dig their heels in now their price has gone public.

It looks like gamesmanship involved in negotiation from my standpoint.

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