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02-28-2013, 04:32 PM
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Right now? Sure you have a little leverage(still not a lot). But with every passing day as the deadline gets closer the leverage gets smaller.
Not really. Teams' needs will appear more important to them come deadline day. Teams find themselves in positions very similar come deadline day, and it's still where overpayments happen. The market drives the price. There's a lot more leverage in that than in what the Ducks can and cannot do.

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At the end of the day, for 29 GM's it now appears to be a fact that on July 4th if Perry is still in control of the Ducks, then on July 5th he is going to be a UFA for all 29 teams to take a stab at.
Obviously, but that's not what things are limited to. No GM trading for Perry trades for him for future purposes only. The remainder of this season plays a huge role for everyone that's going to be interest. As always with rentals. It's nothing new.

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So they might have some leverage now, but if they're expecting a 1st round pick and a good young player in return, they better have said deal made within the next few weeks.
Within the five weeks until deadline, exactly. After the season, his negotiation rights will be almost worthless, given the changes made to unrestricted free agency (the new "audition period" prior to the first day of free agency). That's pretty clear. But that's really enough leverage. And if we're still looking decent at the deadline, it's obvious the Ducks will look at keeping him for a strong playoff run to have quite some value, so that they will not simply take anything they can get.

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