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Jones, Roenick wonder if Zidlicky will be traded

Feb 20, 2012, 1:03 AM EDT

Usually when news surfaces that a player waives his no-trade clause, it’s just a matter of time before he’s on his way out. That’s especially true when that same fellow talks smack about his head coach, which is exactly what happened with Marek Zidlicky.

Zidlicky reportedly waived his NTC to join the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday, yet a deal never actually happened. Not yet, at least.

Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick tackled the strange subject, as you can see in the video below:

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  1. bethgoesglobal - Feb 20, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    How much “rebuilding” do they really want to do. Their defense has been surprisingly good considering they’re nearly all NHL newbies. I would look for some slightly older (mid-20″s) offensive players. However, a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick would sweeten any deal.

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM

      Why would NJ trade a 2nd or a 3rd round pick for a defenseman who is in his mid 30’s, clearly past his prime making 4 million this year AND 4 million next year.

      The reason this trade hasn’t happened yet, is because Fletcher will not just give him away. Right now his trade value is at an all time low. If Fletcher can wait until summer when he might gain an ounce of trade value, that is when a deal will be struck.

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