Thread: Confirmed with Link: Gagne Would Only Waive To Tampa
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07-20-2010, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Clarke Fan Club
What difference to Gagne how much the Flyers get back? He's going to TBay anyways. Less to the Flyers is more to his new team. What's going to be interesting is too see Gags have a decent season and possibly be dealt at the deadline for plus value.
Thanks for your question. If we are discussing the effect on a player who is waived, then the bottom line is that he was worth zero return in a trade to the club. Therefore, the hit to the ego is also connected with how much you are "valued" in the return on a trade. If Gagné netted – for argument's sake only – Hedman and a 1st, then wouldn't he think that both Holmgren and Yzerman valued him a lot? To me, having been traded for a marginal defenseman and a 4th-round pick shows that Holmgren and/or Yzerman's valuation of him was that low.

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