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01-21-2013, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Diamonddog01 View Post
Not sure about that. Holdouts almost never get traded for full value. A comparable situation might be Kessel - who was traded for two 1sts and a 2nd. That trade ended up being lopsided in Boston's favour, but the package (prior to anyone knowing the value of the picks) was among the better returns for an RFA's rights that the NHL has seen.

So...good prospect, Ballard and a late 1st would be comparable.
If Avs were shopping O'Reilly, that wouldn't even be close to the best offer. Half the teams in the league would be interested.

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