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Thread: Time to Sit Hayes and Zuccarello

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    Quote Originally Posted by fletch View Post
    have to keep playing them if you are posturing that you are willing to keep them.
    Exact opposite. Sit them as part of the negotiation process to get that price down
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    Different teams use different techniques for negotiating with other GMs. For a popular trade deadline target, I'm sure that some GMs like to monitor chatter, and swoop in on the last day with a 'surprise' offer. In other situations, longer negotiations can secure a deal that is in the best interests of both clubs. 31 (soon 32) NHL teams, so lots of interesting manuevering must take place behind the scenes. Strategic leaking, and misinformation campaigns are part of the repertoire. All in a quest for multiple cups - one cup can be dismissed as a flash-in-the-pan. Sustained excellence provides (limited) job security for organizational personnel.
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    Oh I was talking about a new contract, or negotiations with other teams. GMs know there are other deals out there, and they understand protecting assets by sitting, even if they tend to re-sign
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    Are we going to turn hockey into basketball,play the players,un!ess you have a pending trade

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty9 View Post
    Are we going to turn hockey into basketball,play the players,un!ess you have a pending trade
    Yeah, I mean running the risk of losing Hayes for nothing in the summer because he got injured in a meaningless game against Minnesota seems worth it.

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    Yup, time to sit these guys. The whole world knows they are valuable and on the trading block. They’re not fooling anyone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesy View Post
    Yeah, I mean running the risk of losing Hayes for nothing in the summer because he got injured in a meaningless game against Minnesota seems worth it.
    So the fans that paid to see the players play mean nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty9 View Post
    So the fans that paid to see the players play mean nothing
    Correct.

    Welcome to professional sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty9 View Post
    So the fans that paid to see the players play mean nothing
    No, they do not.

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    I'm going to the NJD game Saturday and don't expect to see Hayes/Zucc. (I do want to see a W and the rest of the team better suck it up and perform.) I cannot see the reason of hurting your best trade chances with meaningful injury(ies) in a meaningless game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesy View Post
    No, they do not.
    if that's the case ,than why are the still in the lineup
    Plus ,I don't think that a brand new coach in the nhl would like for two of his better player sitting out

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty9 View Post
    So the fans that paid to see the players play mean nothing
    I think they played only because it was a home game?

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    Pierre LeBrun
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    Flames GM Brad Treliving among the observers at MSG tonight. The belief is that Mats Zuccarello among the players on Flames’ radar ahead of Monday. ...


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    Lots of action on veteran NYR forward Mats Zuccarello. High picks or a high pick and a prospect expected to be the return.


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    Dreger..you liar

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