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05-05-2009, 10:20 AM
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ROFL!!! So you're telling us that the Wings wouldn't trade Kronwell straight up for someone like JVR, Kane, Hodgson, etc??? I think you should put the crack pipe down and yes, that's about the same quality type player that JVR is STILL viewed at by people in the NHL.
I know, this must mean that Hartnell is worth a top 10 pick this year or a top 5 from one of the previous 2 drafts plus a 1st this year. Do you hear that everyone, that's now the bar for players like this. You had better be ready to part with a top 5 pick and your 1st in one of the deepest and strongest drafts in the last 20 years. Bend over and be ready to take it from behind if you want a payer like that. I mean you just CAN'T go out and offer them 5 mil on your own when they are UFA's and keep your assets too now can you.
Kronwell and Hartnell may be more valuable to their teams than others are willing to REALISTICALLY give up to get them but get real, if we were offered a pick in the top 5 this year I'd pack Hartnells bags for him. I love having him but get real, he's not THAT damned important. He's a great role player but he'll NEVER be a potential franchise player. He'll NEVER be an allstar (unless he's on a really really crappy team or like the Habs fans did this year they stuff the ballot box and vote in 4 guys that shouldn't even be considered). JVR, Kane, Hodgson and other similar type players all have the potential to be franchise players and future all-stars.
I think you're overrating Kane, JVR and Hodgson. Their potential is pretty much elite 2nd liners, or good 1st liners, but no way they're franchise players.
You don't trade a 50 point d-man who hits like a truck and can play good defense, straight up for one of those prospects.
Also, Kronwall has quite a bit more value than Hartnell.
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