Thread: Steve Zipay: THN FW Rangers top 10 prospects
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02-08-2010, 06:50 AM
Anthony Mauro
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Waddell asked the Blues for Oshie. He asked the Flyers for Giroux or JVR. He asked the Bruins for Krejci or Rask. Waddell wanted the Leafs #1 pick from Boston. Waddell wanted Wayne Simmonds and Jack Johnson from LA. Did he go back to those teams after they refused to fork over their best young players for a rental before making the trade?Did he lower his demands or did he just take the Jersey offer?Waddell went from not listening to offers to trading the player within a few weeks. Maybe if Waddell lowered his demands to those other teams,he would have gotten more than a #4/#5 defenseman,3rd line winger,a prospect suspended for the entire season and a late 1st round pick. He seemed very rushed and panicky.Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reported early last week that Waddell was sitting on an offer for Kovalchuk and it turned out to be Jersey. Lou told Waddell this is the offer and if you don't make the trade now then the offer won't be available for very long.
I bet a lot of money that Waddell did not offer/say what he says he did to Kovalchuk and wanted to rush trade him so it didn't leak out in that time.

There is no logical explanation for trading a guy of Kovalchuk's caliber 4 weeks before the trade deadline. He waited for Hossa. And he didn't want teams to "negotiate" with IK? Did he fear that teams might actually pay him what he wanted in effect making him look bad?

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