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01-20-2013, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck View Post
At least that #1 might not become a holdout. Besides, you wouldn't get Columbus's #1 pick in 2013 for aging veterans. The Rangers traded a parcel of talented young players for Rick Nash ( a 28-year-old former Columbus #1 who had leverage because he wasn't going to remain a Blue Jacket). Another thing: How do you know PK wouldn't split once he became eligible as a UFA? He'd still have Meehan as his agent.
#1 might be a holdout if he's the best at his position on the team through his ELC and management peddles him a bridge contract.

This is up there with Gainey not negotiating during the season. Every situation is different.

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