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01-15-2013, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by KingsFan7824 View Post
You have to have a team wanting to make a trade to trade with. I don't know if anyone is knocking down the door for a guy who hasn't played a shift in the NHL 5 years after being drafted #4 overall. Every GM knew Hickey would have to go on waivers. Unless Lombardi had a high price tag which teams had no interest in, why trade anything for a project that you're not really thrilled with getting?

I would refuse to believe that had Lombardi gotten an offer, that he wouldn't have traded him. From a purely selfish point of view, it makes Lombardi look better if he gets something for Hickey in a trade, as opposed to losing him for nothing. He has no reason to not get something for him if he can.
Teams knew Hickey had to hit the waiver wire at some point. the NYI for instance were not going to trade assets for Hickey.

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