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Trade value of Andrei Markov
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06-12-2013, 02:15 PM
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The Flyers just gave up a 4th round pick and a prospect (Shane Harper) for the rights to Mark Streit, who could become a UFA in about 3 weeks.
So for those interested in perpetuating the theory that Markov has no trade value, let's let this settle it. 4th round and a prospect for a guy who was done with the Islanders and might never even play for the Flyers. Streit is a year older than Markov, finished with 27 points (to Markov's 30), had a woeful -14 plus/minus rating this year, is smaller than Markov, has never been considered a better defensive defenseman than Markov, and will likely be paid at least as much as Markov next season on a 35+ retirement contract that will stay with the team forever. And the Flyers might lose him for nothing in three weeks.
Still think no one will trade for Markov, who is a better player than Streit in absolutely every facet and actually has a contract for next season?
Plus Streit is looking for similar money to what Markov is getting, he rejected 3 years at 14.25 mil from NYI.
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