Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Nylander Rejoins Griffins
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12-14-2009, 03:32 PM
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Nylander is a $2m-3m player with a $5m contract and control over his own movement.
If there were a team that wanted him as early as last season, the Caps would have moved him then.

Reminder that McPhee had deal in place with Chicago to send Nylander to the Hawks. When the ownership was informed of this deal, they killed it and took the keys to the team away from Dale Tallon. It was also reported the Caps had a deal for Bill Guerin at the trade deadline. That was based on a deal on the table to move Nylander that fell through.

After that and after the Caps were eliminated from the playoffs, they told Nylander and his agent to find him a new place to play. They had control and they could approach any NHL or European team about a deal. Nothing happened.

So, lets not just point a finger at the Capitals and say they just decided one day to bury the a guy that could have been playing elsewhere if the Caps had just moved him.

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