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03-11-2012, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Hockeyfan02 View Post
So if the Lightning were going to offer more for Schneider...why wouldn't Vancouver trade him to Tampa instead of the team that's offering less?
Because if they follow my proposed strategy, the Lighting would make no offer to Vancouver. So Vancouver accept the best offer avaible to them on the market (assuming there is one) before Schneider head to RFA.

Its a similar strategy as when Boston didn't make an offer to Montreal for Hackett despite being the most interested team in the league for Hackett. They probably got Hackett for cheaper than if they negotiated directly with Montreal. And SJ was Happy to make a plus value out of it.

Yes there is some risk to this strategy. But in some scenario it worth a try.

Some Savard quote after the Hackett trade...

Bruins never proposed us such an exchange
I admit that the Bruins are better today with Jeff Hackett, said Savard. But we had the choice to make this transaction with the Sharks or to keep Hackett in Montreal. But the probability of losing him without obtaining anything in return was very strong. "

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