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The best deals, sometimes, are the ones you don’t make. PLUS: Life without Larsson, more on Duncan Keith, somehow, the going rate for salary dumps, and MORE!

Edmonton Oilers v Chicago Blackhawks
“I’m coming to ruin your team.”
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Morning, folks.

Well, we’re still smack dab in the middle of silly season as the Duncan Keith rumors just won’t go away. The latest price is Caleb Jones and a pick or a prospect. And.

Could you imagine?

As Jeff noted yesterday, the Leafs had to pay a pretty premium to get out from one year of Patrick Marleau at $6MM. Keith’s current deal lands in the mid-$5MM range, but comes with an extra year and a full NMC. It also comes with a good five consecutive years of absolute dogshit results, but somehow Edmonton is reported to be paying a super cheap NHL roster player and another asset with positive value for Keith at full pop?!

How?!

Were I the owner, I would simply fire everyone for letting a rumor this pathetic persist. It should be embarrassing to be in on Duncan Keith in 2021.


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