Adam Foote trade value?
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04-01-2005, 04:50 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Originally Posted by
nuckfan in TO
I'd feel more comfortable with the canucks lineup than the Avs in the end. Especially if we can add another top 6 forward and move Cooke to the 3rd unit... I also disagree that the Avs defense is better especially if we add Niedermayer.
Niedermayer, Jovo, Ohlund is a better top 3 than Blake, Foote, and Liles... and Sopel, Salo and Allen are a solid 3-6. I'd take the canucks 6 there.
The player's age is also a factor here... Foote and Blake are another year older, and after missing a full season, that age difference might show up more. Jovo and Ohlund are just now hitting their prime as dmen.
Kariya and Selanne might have had off-seasons, but you still got 16 goals from Selanne, which is something that you don't know if Svatos can yet put up (especially with the season he's having in the A). And Kariya and Forsberg, injury and all, are still 2 solid top 6 forwards, and a better fit for that role than Konowalchuk and Damphouse.
We can argue on this forever, as obviously being a canuck fan I'll like my lineup as much as you would like your's being an Avs fan, but we can at least agree that the overall lineups are similar.
The biggest difference is that these similar lineups are still $5mill apart as they stand now with a rollback. The fact that the canucks entire 23 man roster fits at $43mill (I didn't include the extras but they fit into the 23 man roster), without a rollback is a bonus for the canucks IMO.
When I have more time I'll list the salaries... you can get them of NHLPA.com for now if you like.
very true, both teams look like contenders, i have jus noticed a lot of doom and gloom posted about the avs by a handful of people and jus wanted to point out that even with a cap and the avs current lineup that they look to be in great shape.
as for d i wasnt taking into effect niedermayer signing, obviously with him the nuck have the best d on paper hands down, but as of right now it would be the avs and i think the nucks appear to be in the same boat as the avs and have a 2nd line that needs some serious scoring punch, so most likely they'd spend the extra cash on a forward, especially since no one knows the bertuzzi verdict yet
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