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01-19-2010, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
The alleged contract talks could be part of the whole bidding war process, though. Canes could just be saying that to drive his value up.

Anyway, I'm not sure he'd be a guy that teams are acquiring for beyond this season anyway, so I'd imagine he will likely go to a contender for a few months and then re-sign in Carolina after the season. Carolina could trade him for a decent pick & prospect and also by trading him make themselves worse down the stretch to help the tanking process and get the highest possible pick in the draft. He then re-signs with them after the season + they'll have around a top 5 pick in the draft + whatever prospects/picks they get for Whitney through trading him. The quick rebuild can be done that way too.

Remember when the Pens did this? Pens were horrible. They traded Mark Recchi and got even worse which helped them secure a top 2 pick in the draft and they got Jordan Staal. They took the 2nd they acquired for Recchi and traded it for nils ekman and then they re-signed Mark Recchi.

My fault, it was Nils Ekman, not Eaton, but still.
Which is still the only really bad move I can remember Shero making.

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