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05-13-2013, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by KingsFan7824 View Post
The funny thing is that Lindback and Bishop were traded to the same team in less than a year. Unless the Lightning trade for Bernier too, I don't know if we can look at what Yzerman is doing in Tampa Bay and expound on it to a league wide level.
It's not just Tampa Bay though. Colorado getting Varlamnov, that cost a 1st and a conditional pick (I think it was a 2nd). St. Louis paid Lars Eller (a very recent 1st round pick) and Ian Schultz for Halak. Columbus gave a 2nd and a 4th for Bobrovsky and a 4th. Andrew Raycroft fetched Tuukka Rask. Kari Lehtonen garnered former 1st round pick Ivan Vishnevisky and a 4th. Some of those guys were starters when they were traded, or were at one point starters, but age wise they were all similar to Bernier at the time of the trade.

And the market has only gone up in recent trades with Varlamnov, Lindback and Bishop. The fact DL reportedly (according to some posters here) is asking for a 1st and a 3rd/prospect is also based on something. He didn't just pull that out of thin air.

A pair of 2 2nds and another pick/tier two prospect isn't to far off IMO.

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