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01-02-2004, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mikerr
I can't see the Sabres dealing Zhitnik for only a 2nd when the team that gets him would most likely get a 2nd or 3rd as a comp pick. I'd sit on him unless another team made it worth my while. I don't forsee simply a pick I'd expect a defensive prospect in return, I put his value above Barnes whom the Sabres dealt for Mike Ryan AND a 2nd. Don't forget if Toronto gets him it would also mean that Philly ,NJ ,etc didn't.

There is no gurantee that a team would get a 2nd or third as compensation for Zhitnik. In fact, that is unlikely. Compensation is based on a number of factors, including the other players signed by that team. If a team like Toronto was to trade for Zhitnik, for example, they probably would not get a compesatory pick at all since they're also likely to sign other UFAs this summer.

A 2nd and a prospect is fair for Zhitnik - in fact it is generous.

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