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09-16-2012, 10:25 PM
Vankiller Whale
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Originally Posted by tempest2i View Post
That statement is true. That said, I can't remember a single instance where a player with retirement-contract style, multiple years remaining on their contract was traded at the deadline for anything that would considered an astronomical return (the closest in recent memory: Nash, Rick). More often than not it is, soon to be UFA, rentals that are bringing back big returns around the trade deadline.
Rick Nash got 2 2nd line forwards, a top prospect, and a 1st. Luongo is better, on a cheaper cap hit, plays a more important position. The only thing against Luongo is his age, but goalies have longer shelf lives, so even that is mitigated.

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