Trade Deadline: No to EDM [mod: & nonplayoff teams]

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  1. Melrose Munch

    Melrose Munch Registered User

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    No matter who you ask, there are always players that will say they don't want to play in city XYZ. That's fine, yet city XYZ will still get the players that want to play there. As well, it goes in cycles. Ask any player in the NHL in the 80s who they would want to play for and I'm sure EDM was at the top of the list.
     
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    Couldn't read the whole article but yeah. Obviously most players won't want to go to the worst team in the league. A citiy's liveability is secondary to the team's ability to win. No offence to Detroitians but that city is a cesspool, yet has no problem attracting players cause the Wings win consistantly. If Edmonton, Ottawa or anywhere else was a consistant winner players would want to play there.
     
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    cheswick - many/most of the players don't live in Detroit city proper, but in neighboring cities.


    (San Jose has a few players renting apartments in downtown SJ, but the majority are in more family-friendly neighborhoods, and adjoining/nearby cities.)
     
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    tarheelhockey Highest Boss

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    Detroit also has some of the most affluent suburbs in North America. I'm sure millionaires have little trouble leading a life of luxury there.
     
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    AllByDesign Who's this ABD guy??

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    I think these polls are horrible. The league would never endorse a poll between the 30 GM's on what players would be least desireable on your team... or what players are way overpaid.

    Nabakov made it known where he thought it wouldn't be desireable to play.... well at least he can work on his golf game.
     
  7. Dado

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    Isn't that to be expected? They're a perennial cellar-dweller, Canada's version of the Islanders. And I'm confident about as many players with the option are refusing to play for the Islanders, too.
     
  8. cptjeff

    cptjeff [insert joke here]

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    Oh, they are. The isles have apparently offered big money to a bunch of high profile FAs who wound up signing for less elsewhere.
     
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    For those who do not have access the relevant part of the article (don't know if this is against hf rules)

    Mod: deleted.
     
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    Edmonton is going to be a powerhouse in a few years, unfortunately so players are not as patient as others. Not to mention the pressure playing for a Canadian team is greater than playing for a team that is still growing a fan base.
     
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    What editor even let this get written with only 20 players asked. Imagine if other polls were treated like espn. According to 8 albertans the Liberals are the party no one wants to vote for
     
  12. Fugu

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    Since the material that is being cited, and the topic of the thread title, is behind a subscription wall, there is no way to discuss the article.


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