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02-27-2012, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Pens1566 View Post
Parenteau won't get equal or greater value than AK on the open market because teams know which one is a better player. No one is beating down the Isle's door to trade for him. That should be telling.
Originally Posted by Badgerfan View Post
Exactly. Its just Isles fans trying to pump his tires like there is actually NHL GMs reading there opinions on here.
But as we have all seen, this isn't the open market, this is the deadline. A time when if you want the asset you pay the premium for it.

What he gets on 7/1 is of no consequence to anyone except GMG right now. What he fetches in a deal now that he's available (which hasn't existed until today) is set by the trades that have already taken place. If lesser players this season are fetching high 2nd's, someone in the top 5 in scoring categories is bound to fetch more than that. Simple logic.

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