Thanks to “Louie” for pointing this out:
This is from Eklunds blog today where he is talking about the Boumeester situation:
Martin has a history of talking to teams about one of his players in the open season before he moves him. He does this to get a sense of what he will be worth when he really wants to move him. He did it last trade deadline with Jokinen. He did it before he moved Luongo.
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