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03-01-2013, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Lukus View Post
Doesn't the new CBA limit new contracts to 7 years unless re-signing with current club?
That is correct, so if the Ducks trade him to the Sens for example, he can then resign with the Sens for 8 years.
Originally Posted by Lukus View Post
And you are wrong... Anaheim won't trade him a rental. If he won't re-sign with them, they will want something big in return or keep him for the playoffs. No team will trade for him unless assured of a contract extension.
There are two components to his trade value:
- rental, see other deadline deals for top forwards
- negotiation rights, which are significant because the new team is the only one that can offer a longer contract.

The Ducks can "pay" the rental price by keeping him now, and forgoing what they would have got in a trade. After the playoffs they could then trade his negotiation rights.

No team will be able to trade for Perry and be assured of a contract extension, because Perry will have no interest in gutting his new team. This is much like Brad Richards leaving Dallas. The Stars wanted to trade his rights, but he said no as he had a NTC. By moving as a UFA, and costing his new team nothing in trade, NYR was able to keep assets and later obtain Nash. Some fans were not pleased with Richards but he had to think of making his new team the best possible, and not giving parting gifts to the previous team.

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