Thread: Value of: Ryan Whitney + 31-36 pick
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03-11-2013, 06:22 PM
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I think what you fail to realize is that "trading up" at the draft is generally done on draft day, not before. A team is not going to trade for Whitney at the deadline and swap picks, since they won't know what number the picks will be at that time. If you want to trade Whitney at the deadline, expect a minimal return (3rd round pick; maybe a 2nd, if a Cup-contending team is desperate due to injuries, etc.).

After the season, Whitney's UFA rights won't be worth anything but a 4th/5th round pick in a separate deal on the day before the draft (or the day before Free Agency starts, if the pick is for next year's draft).

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