I'd think Whitney's value is very similar to Murray, as I actually proposed a swap of the two a while ago. Anyway, there are both bottom pairing dmen, that are UFA's, that help in different areas of the game. Whitney needs to go, and I would be more than happy with a return similar to the one San Jose got.
I doubt it..I'd say this has worked out pretty good for Justin. I don't think he was expecting to be challenging for the cup anytime soon. It was more around his getting time with the NHL club in all situations and growing with a young nucleus. That's still the case and despite all the teeth knashing, etc (including my own), the Oil, with the right moves...including Dekeyser<...will have a bright future.
Murray just got 2 2nds and Whitney is a better dman than Murray
Whitney WAS a better d-man. Right now he's basically an oft-injured borderline NHL player who's had trouble holding a roster spot on one of the worst clubs in the league. I would not be surprised if a desperate team looking for depth and puck-moving ability coughs up a 2nd round pick for him, but I would not be surprised, if teams look at other options.