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02-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Henrik & Pop
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The reason Fisher and Versteeg can bring back first round draft picks is that they are not rentals. Fisher has two years to run on his contract and Versteeg has another year. Not unlike Wolski.

I suspect rental market will be cheap again this year much like last year. Draft choices are worth more in a salary capped world. One only needs to look at the NFL and how draft choices have appreciated in value since the salary cap was instituted.

I don't see a rental out there worthy of a first. What you are seeing right now is lots of posturing. Once teams figure it out, you'll see guys like Phillips, Kaberle, Kovalev etc. move for seconds and even lower.

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