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10-14-2011, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by VanSciver View Post
Both Suter and Carle are impending UFA's. Makes it kind of iffy for both sides.
Don't understand that comment...

It makes both teams better for this year.

As far as the future, nobody knows what that holds. The future for Carle and Suter is "iffy" no matter what happens. There's no guarantee Carle re-signs here, just like there's no guarantee he re-signs if he is in Nashville. Same goes w/ Suter. Making a trade doesn't make the situation "iffier"...

The fact that they're UFAs really has no bearing IMO, except that it makes the Preds even more likely to deal Suter.

If you're the Preds and you can get a top-6 forward signed for both this year and next year and a top-4 defenseman who is soon to be a UFA (whose salary might just fit into your future budget) in exchange for a soon to be UFA top pairing defenseman (who you might not even have room in your budget to sign), you do it.

And if you're the Flyers and you can improve your defense for this year and you have a chance (if he re-signs) of landing your stud lock-down defenseman to replace Timonen, all while opening up a roster spot for Brayden Schenn, you do it.

I don't know why uncertainty about the future (which both teams are already facing w/ their given players) would complicate the deal...

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