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01-22-2013, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Woodhouse View Post
Yep, we seem to be in agreement.

What did Turris return again... Rundblad and a second? I'd say a roster player, McNabb or Pysyk and a second is our comparable then, but Snow doesn't have to move Niederreiter at all. I doubt that Brennan and/or Adam would be enticing enough prospects to move him.

As for the situation, I think it's more likely posturing by Niederreiter's agency to get him a call-up. I'm sure he wasn't pleased seeing AHLers like McDonald and Aucoin get NHL looks/minutes, meanwhile he doesn't even earn a camp invite with his 19+17 in Bridgeport.
Snow has said he wants Nino playing high-quality minutes in all situations in the AHL this year, and that's what he's doing. In the Isles' minds, he's not yet fully ready, so why not play some tweener filler at the NHL level to let the kid round out his rough edges with AHL games? It has to be the agent posturing. Too bad it's gone public.

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