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02-21-2013, 04:45 PM
Method Man
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I always have been and always will be against trading away top players with the intent of losing to gain a higher pick.

That said I have no problem moving players under the following circumstances.

1) The player is about to become a free agent and it is better to get something than nothing.

2) The player has a contract that is not desirable.

3) The player has expressed a desire to play elsewhere

4) If its a hockey trade, this would be a trade that could have a positive impact either this season or next.

What people seem to forget is while we could move Iginla, Tanguay, Bouwmeester, Giordao, Cammalleri, Glencross..... etc and load up on 1st and 2nd round draft picks, they would still be at best mid-round picks, which significantly reduces the chance of the pick panning out. Trades for futures often don't work out well.

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