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03-18-2009, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Shocker View Post
I agree. I don't see how this is fair value at all for Staal.
Same reason Kunitz was a fair value for Whitney. A player's value is their value to an individual team, not their average value across all 30 teams (which is what 90 percent of hfboard posters think it is).

Staal on Pens = 50 points, 3rd line center. ~25/25.

Bouchard on Pens = 80 points, top-6 winger ~20-25 goals, 55-60 assists.

You do the math.

However, I'm not sure the Wild would do that. Bouchard has really grown-up as a player this year and is starting to put the team on his shoulders more. He's no longer just the set-up guy, he's proving that he's 1st line material.

That said, the Wild would be better suited to fine Bouchard a sniper to feed. If they do that, Bouchard would instantly jump up 20 points, as he's been playing with 30-40 point linemates all year.

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