Originally Posted by thepolishkid88
This reminds me of the Sundin saga. Leafs fans wanted him to go and get traded to bring back some pieces and then resign in the summer. I really thought Phillips would take the trade and then come back and sign in the summer.
The story being circulated through the local media was that, if he tried that Keith Tkachuk
style, there was no guarantee of getting re-signed. Murray is in all likelyhood NOT going to be GM come July 1st, and so there was a very real chance that the new GM would not honor any promise to take him back in the summer. So, if he really wanted to stay a Senator, this was the only sure thing.