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JVR traded to Toronto for Luke Schenn
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07-20-2012, 09:02 AM
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At the same time, I feel like JVR would be the perfect guy to use to sweeten the pot for Nashville. It's almost too bad that Holmgren couldn't have waited to make this trade until after his dealings around Weber went down. We know Nashville will want/does want at least one, probably two forwards. I think a deal structured around JVR -- who is good friends with Colin Wilson -- would have been better used here. If the offer sheet/trade around Weber fails, then you trade for Schenn.
Doesn't matter what Nashville wants now...they are not in a position of leverage. All they have is their matching rights and their real world situation financially suggests that is backed by nothing but bluster. Poile gets what Holmgren wants him to get....that was the whole idea in tendering the offer sheet since Poile apparently was asking for Schenn and Couturier. Holmgren gave him ample opportunity to be more reasonable and when Poile acted like he had some leverage Holmgren decided to call his bluff and expose him....good move by Holmgren. Poile now looks like Howson....prolly worse considering the Suter fiasco.
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