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07-24-2013, 04:09 PM
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I agree, but this just seems like the worst part of the year to trade him. Why was Niskanen not dealt in July? Most teams are probably set with their rosters since training camp starts in 6 weeks. That is my only problem. Im not saying Nisky would have brought in a lot of assets, but at this point so late in the off-season, we'd be lucky with a 4th round pick.
I think Nisky should have been traded at the draft, but at that time things were still up in the air with Letang and Shero had no idea who he was going to sign in free agency, etc. I still believe there is trade value there for Nisky. I don't necessarily think that value went down in a few weeks especially since teams have more options during free agency than now.
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