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Trade value of Andrei Markov
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06-01-2013, 01:02 PM
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A first-rounder + a prospect (I don't know whether Colborne was a reclamation project from the Leafs' standpoint or not)? Who would pay that much for Markov?
Far, far stranger things have happened. Defensemen have excellent trade value for teams on a cup run and are often traded for surprising packages. First round picks don't help much when you want to win ''now'' but elite level PPQBs certainly do.
Hey Rivet, who's main quality was being a veteran and decent PKer did go for a first and a prospect. Its a terrible trade for the sharks in hindsight (a lot of deadline trades are for the buyer, in hindsight) but it goes to show that Markov can definitely garther that kind of value, or more.
Anyways I think the Habs should only trade him if they are offered a premium package and are out of the playoff picture at the deadline (which is were he would have more value). There is absolutely no point in moving him on draft day or in the summer. Cap wise we don't ''need'' to move him and if we did need space he wouldn't be the first to go. On the team he definitely has a role, he might very well be one of the league's best no2 defensemen. Hopefully his year of playing helps him fully regain game shape while Therrien gives him a bit less ice time. Have Subban play 25+ mins, Markov can play between 20 and 24.
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