Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ohlund will not waive his no trade clause

I know I've said that it would be wise to trade Mattias Ohlund by the trade deadline to get something in return for him before the summer free agency hits and if a deal cannot be reached. Well, 2 things now come into play, according to Hockeyexpressen.se:

1. Ohlund has a no-trade clause in his contract.

2. Ohlund wants to finish the season here and test the free agency market in the summer if no deal with Vancouver is reached.

Here's what I think will happen:

Number 2 (above). As I've said before, Ohlund is playing his heart out this season and is going to get about $6-7 million from some team this summer, and he knows it. I don't think he's worth that kind of money, so I hope Gillis passes on signing him. As far as not being able to trade him because of his NTC...well there's no use in getting upset about it. It's there. He doesn't have to waive it. He has now made it clear that he won't. So the Ohlund era may be coming to an end this year.
In the meantime... this team needs to focus on the present. The Canucks need to make this season count if this is Ohlund's last term.

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2 Comments:

At January 10, 2009 at 9:00 PM , Anonymous Darren said...

I don't think they'll even try to trade Ohlund, or at least not very hard. They'll need him for a playoff run, or a similar asset in exchange for him.

 
At January 10, 2009 at 10:13 PM , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

But there is no exchange. He has a NTC

 

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