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08-01-2012, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SunshineRays View Post
What do 'fans' have to do with it? They don't have any impact on negotiations. And fans certainly don't determine player value. It's all speculation. Recent trades, or past trades of the same position are more likely to provide validity to the arguments. Hence my comparisons in NYRs recent trade.
Well the untouchables for NY (Stepan, Kreider, McDonagh) were echoed by management that they wouldn't be moved, yet their names were thrown around as pieces in a Nash trade. This is the same happening with Florida's untouchables (Bjugstad, Huberdeau), despite Tallon claiming that they are unlikely to be moved. NTC gives Florida a favorable advantage in negotiations.

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