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04-19-2007, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Noteman View Post
That is absolutely what I expect to happen. Here's hoping we trade him for a soon to be UFA (read: Drury or Briere) so we can attempt to sign them long term, a mid-round pick, and a conditional second should soon to be UFA player (read: Drury or Briere) not sign.
Backman and a fourth for a pick at the end of the second round? No thanks. We can get significantly better value than that.

The value of having the chance to appeal to Drury for an extra week or two is negligible - if he's open to signing in St. Louis, he's open and we will still have Backman as a potential trade asset in another deal. Remember, he is under no obligation to even answer the phone when the Blues call for those last two weeks of June when he will probably be on vacation anyway. Why would he arbitrarily give up the right to hear up to 30 offers? Some sense that he owes the Blues something? Because they threw away a D-man?

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