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by George Malik on 02/28/12 at 03:42 AM ET
The Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott provides a West Coast take on the trade deadline via discussions with Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray and Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi, and Murray may have issued the most astute comment that I’ve read in a long time about the concept of trading players at the end of February in a salary-capped league with 3-point games:
“It opens up much more at the draft,” said Ducks General Manager Bob Murray, who kept his resurgent team intact while making two minor league trades. “When you get to the draft … all of a sudden you have more people in the market or trying to make a major move because they’ve had playoff failures or they haven’t made the playoffs, whereas in a move right now you can only talk to certain teams because of the cap and money.”
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