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03-02-2013, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
it would have to be a damn good return...

while he's clearly not the full Markov of old, and probably won't get back there ever, he's still really really effective.

and while he's not seemingly the big vocal leader type, how much better this organization plays when he is in the lineup, now as much as before his injuries, it's a strong enough link that it has to be considered.

trading him before the deadline for futures would be a very big negative emotional hit to the group, messing with their confidence short term and even with the "no excuses" mantra, a very tough sell for the coach/organization in terms of building a commitment to excellence.

The return would have to be so good that we'd be crazy to say no... and what lottery destined team is going to give up that top-5 likely pick for a guy with a bum knee and one more year on his contract? even Feaster isn't that dumb.
I think it sends a positive message...

You say to the group, this is YOUR team now. We believe in you. We wouldn't have done this if we didn't think you could win.

In three years Galchenyuk will be 22, Subban will be 26, Max will be 25, Price will be 28... that team should have a pretty good shot at winning something. And if we can add one more piece to help that group now then I think it's worth it.

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