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03-11-2012, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by palindrom View Post
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 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...
It's a different situation though. Montreal and Boston are rivals and in the same division so it's doubtful those two teams would make a trade with each other especially one that would help Boston fill a need. It made sense for Boston to wait for him to go to another team because it increased their chances to acquire Hackett. Vancouver and Tampa are never going to be in the same conference or division so there's nothing to suggest Vancouver wouldn't deal Schneider here or demand a higher price compared to other teams. Waiting for Schneider to get dealt to a team that needs him to be their starter like Columbus doesn't make sense, the Lightning would probably have to give up more since Columbus would need him more than Vancouver does.

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