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All Trouba And Lindholm Can Do Is Sit And Wait

from Michael Traikos of the National Post,

I think we all know that we wouldn’t be in this situation right now if it wasn’t a young man’s game,” said Kurt Overhardt, who represents Trouba. “Part of it is systemic. But the other part is the skill level of players coming out of junior and college and Europe is pretty incredible.

“We’ve got 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds playing huge roles on teams. And at 22 years old, a player doe

sn’t want to stay around waiting if he thinks his ability is greater than the opportunity he’s been given, because there’s really great players in front of him.”...

As Group 2 restricted free agents, neither Trouba nor Lindholm has much in the way of negotiating leverage. So they sit and wait, while hoping their absence forces their respective teams — Winnipeg is 1-1-0 and Anaheim is 0-2-1 — into making a deal.

“The season is more than three games,” said player agent Claude Lemieux, who represents Lindholm. “Trying to get a long-term deal is more than just the performance of the team during a short period of time. There’s definitely motivation from both sides to try and get a deal done.”

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Slumpy's avatar

If both are not signed by December 1st you’ll them traded.

Trouba is already being replaced by Morrissey and Ducks have serious cap issues.

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 10/18/16 at 06:48 AM ET

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Claude Lemieux, who represents Lindholm

That alone should be reason enough for the Wings to ignore Lindholm (and hopefully the Ducks as well). Otherwise each and every Red Wing patron is helping to put money in the turtle’s pocket.

Posted by evileye on 10/18/16 at 10:53 AM ET

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