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02-26-2013, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by derriko View Post
Its not difficult for me. If he allows a player to dictate what they want and demand a trade and actually get it, it sets a bad example. Especially if that player is their property for like 7 more years and hasn't proven anything.

Whats to stop Tavares in a couple years if he gets tired of losing? Obviously thats an extreme example, but if they allow Niņo to do what he wants it could happen.

Also by punishing the first person hard, it deters others from even thinking about it.
Nino isn't their property for 7 more years, next season his contract expires.

So while Snow can force the kid out of the NHL, in doing so loses an asset that cost his organization a first round pick and damages the organizations reputation beyond repair.

What the Islanders may reap from this approach is players refusing to sign after being drafted and reentering the draft.

Better a lost year than a lost career.

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