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David Poile On The Trade Market

from Adam Vingan of The Tennessean,

“(It’s) the closeness of dollars, meaning the necessity of moving equal dollars to make trades," Predators general manager David Poile said Tuesday, explaining the lack of moves league-wide. "And (with) the parity that we have in the league, everybody still has a chance. I think it’s going to be reflected at the trading deadline (Feb. 29) this year. If the races stay this close, you might see the fewest amount of trades ever at the trading deadline.

"It’s not from lack of effort, I can tell you that. It’s not from general managers not talking to each other. It’s not from desire. … If I could make a trade now to maybe change our team a little bit, I would be open to that. But you need to have a partner and you need to have this match in so many ways. It's just not like it used to be that you could just make a trade for the sake of doing something because things have to match up. Dollars have to match up, years and contracts have to match up. Maybe even your age has to match up, maybe even position. It's really a different thing."

read on for some Predators talk...

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