Thread: Speculation: Who Stays-Marleau or Nabokov?
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06-01-2010, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
Showing interest in the trade market when a player has openly said he wants to be dealt is slightly different than a potential UFA and their destination. Only because there should be some discussion about his return and I don't think being spurned and asked to be dealt elsewhere is a sound way to keep negotiations smooth.
What Doug could do is give the players permission to talk to other teams to get a sense of what their market is, and if it is say 3.7 for Nabby and 6.25 for marleau maybe they decide they are better off getting a little less, and keeping almost the entire team together.
With that said, as much as I have enjoyed Nabby's career with San Jose, he will likely get offers in the 5 mill range from a desperate team (I would have bet on Tampa pre-Stevie-Y) and I don't think he would turn that down for what will likely be way less from San Jose.

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