Thread: Value of: Seguin to Ottawa
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01-23-2011, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Lisa Needs Braces View Post
If Boston trades Seguin, its for someone who can put them over the top right now. Seguin isn't an important part of the team at this point and by the time he is, the team could very well be on the way down and retooling. Thing about Karlsson is that he would step in an make an immediate impact, maybe enough for the Bruins to go all the way THIS YEAR.
The kids value has gone down slightly since he was drafted, simply because he hasn't made an immediate impact yet unlike some of the other picks (Fowler, Hall, Skinner). He's all potential, but has a very high ceiling. A one for one trade with Karlsson is probably as fair as it gets. Ottawa gets their future star forward (and drafts their new star swede defenseman in June) and Bruins get a guy who can help them win now and can replace Seguin this coming draft also with Toronto's pick.
Seguin's value is fine right where it is, that is, the future face of the franchise. Boston can draft an equivalent value to Karlsson with their 2011 lottery pick, and keep the overall 2010 #2 pick to boot. No need for Boston to engineer Ottawa's retool here, as that task will be left up to Ottawa to figure out. Karlsson currently a -16 rating for a last place team, and not displaying the kind of franchise leadership ability that Boston would desire. Here's hoping the Ottawa rebuild goes well over the next several years.

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