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03-18-2013, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiranis View Post
Well, Marian Hossa (and Pascal Dupuis) returned a bunch of spare parts, bad prospect and a 1st. So if Iginla returns more, then somebody overpaid. Could be argued that his contract status gives him more value, not less.
At the time of the Hossa deal, Armstrong and Christensen were considered good young players. Esposito was a former 1st rounder as well. Of course in hindsight that deal looks terrible for Atlanta but their management was beyond bad.

You have to think that Gaborik's contract status will be a plus for quite a few teams looking to pay for more than just a 12 game rental. Maybe not for the Canucks, but maybe a team like Nashville, Detroit or LA.

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