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01-05-2013, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Caustic Acrostic View Post
No disrespect at the OP, but for the Islanders to trade Niederreiter within the division, it will take something that the other teams would not give up - think along the lines of one of Coburn, Couturier, Hartnell, etc.

The Islanders don't make trades for anything but short-term stopgaps of players they have contractual control over for more than 2 seasons. They also don't seem to be keen to give up young players, as history has burnt them for this before in Spezza, Chara, Luongo, etc. The only players that fit both bills on Philly's roster are players they wouldn't trade - the Schenn brothers were re-united for a reason, Hartnell's a leader for the Flyers, and they're not trading Coburn after missing out on Shea Weber.
I don't think Snow's reluctance to trade top youngsters, is some fear of the Milbury
yrs. Snow's not Milbury and doesn't make those type of wild, gambling trades.

Credible sources have said Snow shopped his 2010, 2011 and 2012 high lottery picks. Snow refuses to trade high lottery picks or top youngsters in depth trades. If he's giving up a potential young stud, he wants a potential young stud back, with similar upside according to Strang in Newsday.
So, yeah. The posters saying Snow would want B. Schenn or Couturier are correct.

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