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05-23-2013, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruiser View Post
Some teams are too close to the cap, others are failing to perform and that is what leads those organizations to move good young players. Good young players have high market value and can garner a strong return which can situate an organization in a more favorable position for a Cup run down the line.

You can't simply try and trade your old or least talented players and expect to garner much of a return.You have to give up something valuable in order to get something valuable in return.

Look at Vancouver for example. They are likely going to have a major shake up in the off season. Part of that shake up could potentially be trading the Sedin twins. If they end up trading the Sedin twins, it isn't because they didn't/don't add value to the organization, it is because they could get a huge return for them. That return could eventually help them win a Cup.

Also, why is it that you think that Ottawa wouldn't be willing to move their good young talent? There is already evidence that would suggest the contrary in terms of the speculated offer to Columbus for Rick Nash.
Good point on Nash but I still have a tough time thinking a young player of his skill would be available but you never know. I would also argue against the Sedins having that much value given their inability to put up pts in the playoffs. However, they are skilled & maybe on another team or with the right linemate who knows. You didn't comment on Fleischmann, is he not someone you would want? It will certainly be interesting this summer & would love another powerforward like Stewart, Hartnell or Simmons in Ottawa. I think Ottawa continues to build from within, maybe sign a UFA & make a trade or two next season.

UFAs - I would only re-sign Alfredsson & Benoit
RFAs - I would re-sign all of them, we have 3 teams to fill
Trade - JOB, Da Costa, Petersson, Conacher, Condra, Claesson & others are options to upgrade.

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