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07-20-2008, 12:59 PM
J17 Vs Proclamation
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Originally Posted by Georgia Panther View Post
They traded for 17 games of Steve Bernier for crying out loud!!!
What Buffalo traded the fourth best point producing defenceman for was the 26th Overall pick in the 2008 Entry Draft and a 34 year old journeyman blueliner. That's all they got for Brian Campbell in a trade deadline deal!!!
They traded for Bernier, not Vancouver picks or Rivet. The value of the trade was Bernier and a 1st, not what occurred in the later time line. Later trades were inconsequencial to the trade value of Campbell at that time. In evaluating the Luongo trade, for future reference we could give a positive spin on it, if Matthias becomes a #1 center, just because thats what Bertuzzi got us. Evaluating trades and value does not work like that, as each trade has no corrolation with its previous.

It should also be noted Buffalo were unaware of the condition of Bernier. I've heard they were very disappointed with Bernier's condition, attitude etc.

Bouwmeester at the deadline, would have similar value to Campbell. Campbell is viewed as a relatively top tier defenseman, who can contribute criticallly during the playoffs. Bouwmeester is better defensively, but not Offensively. A contender would give up a 1st round pick, a player of potential but not one who contributes that much at that given time. Bouwmeester would not have massive value at the deadline. Pretenders will not give up alot i suspect, and top tier teams will not give up any impact players. Top tier teams often lack great prospect farms either. They only way they will give up a top 6 young forward is the have enough quality depth there.

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