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01-20-2013, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by MrExpos View Post
You mean like Phil Kessel?
The Kessell deal is so unusual that it is the exception that proves the rule.

It is almost unheard of for a team that is rebuilding to be the one that gives up two 1st-rounders and a second rounder for a player that is has to pay big bucks too as well. Normally, the team getting the player is the one that wants to contend at once, and that is not a team that will have the second overall pick at the end of the season.

Thing is, Brian Burke did not believe in his worst nightmares that his team would still totally suck after he came in and traded for Kessel and increased the toughness like he wanted and so forth. He thought he was giving up a pick around 20th, maybe even lower.

If someone trades for Subban in order to give him big money, it will be a contender. I don't see any of the bottom feeders being ready to pull the trigger on a trade giving up multiple first rounders for Subban (or giving him a huge offer sheet, which is the same thing).

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