NJ5934 wrote:You are probably right but I can't imagine Shero hadn't fished for something in return before he gave him away.
Why would he have fished for something in return? We were awfully close to the 50 player limit as it was, and it opened up the salary to go after some FAs. Shero knew what he was doing. If he wanted a decent return on Michalek, he wouldn't have made the trade.
I am sure he made some calls, it was at the draft. Its not like he didnt have any time at all ever to see what he could get. He didnt have to make the deal right then and there, even for FA signings or limits. Not sure too many teams wanted an under performing d-men at a high salary for 3 more years, but Phoenix knows him and how he can do in their system.
Although to be fair, its a different situation when you are dealing with the cap, salaries, years remaining and so forth. It can bring down the trade value of someone (which I think it did for him). That being said, I still dont think Lovejoy, Strait or Engellend bring you much in return at all. If they are dime a dozen to us, I am sure every team has similar players in their system.