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06-17-2012, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by dawkins121 View Post
Richards didn't want to be traded and wasn't signed to an outrageous cap hit.

And it's not just the Rangers I don't think, we just hear the most about those offers since the Rangers were the most involved. Wasn't Howson also adamant about Couturier being in any deal with the Flyers? Who knows what he was asking for from other teams.

There's a difference between posturing and asking for so much that other teams just find it ridiculous.
Yeah--it is obviously a different situation (and a horrible example)--but my point was simply that the Flyers would not likely have dealt Richards to the Kings if the Kings put Schenn off limits, just, apparently, as the Blue Jackets won't move Nash to the Rangers without one of Kreider or MDZ.

If the Rangers thought Columbus's demands were outrageous, why did negotiations go on steadily for the better part of a month?

Also consider that, according to sources in Nashville, the Predators offered a package of Colin Wilson, Ryan Ellis, a prospect (Beck or Laasko, depending on the sources), and a 1st.

(Nash refused to include the Predators on his list, apparently--plus Columbus was reluctant to move him within the division).

If that's on the table, why would you take Dubinsky, Christian Thomas, Erixon, and a 1st?

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