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10-30-2011, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
buy low sell high...

Grabs "value" in trade at the time might very well have been minimal (and we have no way to know with complete certainty, so can't say wether 2nd was "great value"), but that's precisely why you don't move said player at that time.

what all the young talented players that we got a clearly poor return for (in terms of how those players progressed within the immediate future of having been traded) had in common is that they were either portrayed as "headaches", had asked to be moved (believing that they could play well enough to deserve a more important role, something all of them have since clearly established), or didn't "fit" into our plans for whatever reason...

so trading them isn't really the issue, the issue is trading them in deals where we clearly ended up with far less valuable assets (either in NHL contribution, or in organizational depth)...

just b/c the best offer you get on your car is way below it's actual worth, doesn't mean you pull the trigger... unless your desperate... a good GM works hard to avoid dealing out of desperation.
I see what you mean, but I think you forget about their negative presence on the team. Most of these guys were hated by their teammates and moving them out ASAP was a top priority. You get what you can under those circumstances, you can't let them on the team for another year or 2.

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