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02-26-2013, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Holdurbreathe View Post
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.
Not sure I understand this. How does he become a UFA at 21? The Isles will retain his rights for quite some time as far as I can tell. He already signed and can not re-enter the draft. That ship sailed a few years ago.

Nino's trade value is going to be low really only based on a lack of interest. If no one else is interested in trading for him, and he doesn't want to be there, the Sens are in a good position. But I doubt there are a lack of suitors. As such, Snow will (and should) demand fair value. The Isles aren't going anywhere this year anyway, so not having him right now doesn't create any urgency.

Bishop for Nino would make sense for the Sens, but I'm not sure that is the deal Snow will want to do.

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