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01-23-2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo View Post
I'm sorry but that's delusional to think someone is going to offer up three high picks for a guy that may or may not be done in the NHL.

Lats is a good, solid power forward but teams are going to shy away from offering anything substantial to get his services. Too much of a high risk, high reward type of player
First of all, a first + a third is one high pick and one mid round pick, a far cry from "three high picks."

Second of all, that's his base value. Things like injuries can cause his trade value to fluctuate, but that's quite literally his value. As mentioned, teams that are risk averse may not be willing to offer his full value, but that doesn't change what he's worth. By definition (and experience has borne this out to be accurate) if he is awarded $3.2MM or more in arbitration, he is worth a 1st + 3rd. He almost certainly would be awarded that much in arbitration. Whether or not there's currently a market for him is irrelevant to this point.

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