Plekanec willing to waive no-trade clause (Agent denies rumour)
While Plekanec said Friday that he wasn’t aware of being the subject of any trade talks, The Gazette has learned that the player’s agent let it be known earlier this month that the veteran centre would be willing to waive the no-trade clause which was part of the six-year, $30-million deal he signed in 2010.
Plekanec takes pride in the fact he has spent his entire career with one organization but the frustrations of a losing season and the challenge of having to adapt to a parade of different wingers may have led to a belief that a change of scenery would be best for both parties.
I like Pleky.. But realistically.. If we want to receive something, we're going to have to give something. Don't think we'll get much by offering Nokaleinen and Campoli. So not really surprised by this, especially with the emergence of DD. If he says this last year, I probably beg him to stay, but its a different story now, especially with our place in the standings
I'm definitely not averse to a Plekanec trade, but timing is everything. If he gets traded to a desperate team, that's one thing. But if we're the desperate team trading him, we're likely not going to get full value. At least it will make Monday a little more interesting.
Did not expect that after that last article on him from last night. Though, thinking about it, he did he'd want to play his entire career here, but I guess he could see other teams the same as well. I still love Pleks. I don't know if trading him would be good for us. The entire team is having a bad year. Using his stats as an argument in favor of trading him is irrelevant. I think it would be a huge mistake to trade him. Unless we're ready to put Eller at center or have to draft a top center. Trading for another center would make no sense. No team would want to give a better center, unless we give more in the deal.
Plekanec only goes if we package him for elite center or 1st line young center like duchene. I say duchene knowing he's untouchable but either it's for a franchise like player or a young key center that will add to the young core of max, PK, subban, Eller, dd and make us perennial playoff locks.