Thread: Value of: Sens 1st and Fisher to move up
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05-12-2009, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiphopopotamus View Post
Guys like Ponikarovsky are dime a dozen players. If he can repeat the offensive performance he had this year then I think people will start to take him more seriously but if Antropov, who is a superior player to Ponikarovsky got Toronto a 2nd, what does Poni get you? Less than what Mike Fisher would bring back to Ottawa, that is for sure.
Um no, a player who is on a rather cheap contract, putting up good point totals and is very solid defensively will bring you more than a center coming of one of his worst seasons while also being on a rather expensive contract.

Mike Fisher has his value - more so to Ottawa than for others - but he has done nothing to put his value above Ponikarovsky's. Below standard performances and a contract that is far from cheap do that to you, regardless of whether you once were a Selke nominee.

The Senators are better of keeping Fisher, because they aren't going to move up with him as bait, and he certainly is more important to them now than any mid to low first round pick would be.

Comparing Ponikarovsky to Antropov is pretty useless, as Antropov was an UFA-rental at the trade deadline.

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