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05-11-2009, 10:59 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: South Philly/SoCal
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No, a first is borderline not enough. Harding is a former high 2nd rounder that's developed, ready, and has been highly successful at every level so far. Are you telling me that an unproven, not ready, no-guarantee-at-all late 1st rounder is worth more than a ready, proven, high 2nd rounder AND a 4th?
By the way, Minnesota goalies look good because they are good. Ask any Wild fan if Harding has had an easy time with the Wild. They'll all say that he has not. He commonly gets back-to-backs, a very high shot count, and little goal support. Last year Harding gave up 8 goals against Dallas and his coach thought he played a good game. Chew on that.
Enjoy your continued goalie problems then.
Very fair for Philly. You should be jumping all over a goalie of Harding's caliber AND a draft pick for a low first.
Not enough value if history repeats itself.
Almost any trade for quality ends up being that way. But that's a heckuva a lot of quality and quantity for Minnesota to give up.
Trade values for somewhat unproven goalies with high potential are huge. That's why they're not traded very often. They're that valuable. When they are, like Mike Smith or Vesa Toskala, the return is big.
Pardon me, but you are out of your mind. Harding can walk as an RFA with a 2nd rounder for compensation at $2.6 million per. Why on Earth would a team give up a 1st for a 4th and him and then still have to sign him? That is ludicrous.
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