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11-28-2004, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by thinkwild
Its not really nuts when you look at in terms of the contract being traded, not the player. What is the remaining year of him on that contract worth. Signing him later as a UFA costs nothing. When the Sens werent going to qualify Bonk, we only got a 3rd rounder for him, and he ended going to Montreal where he took a paycut. What trade value would Marchant have?
I don't know what Marchant's value in arbitration would have been-he'd have had a strange case. Let's say he was worth 2.5. Realistically, he was coming off his best season, and wasn't going to match it again. So you can have him until he's 31 for 2.5 per year, if you so desire. That would have saved CBJ something like 2 million bucks. 2 million bucks isn't worth a 2nd round draft pick?

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