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10-11-2003, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by jadeddog
hands up everybody who has seen staal dominate an NHL game... yeah didnt think so...
He looked very impressive in the pre-season and I'd go so far as to say dominant. While that's certainly not the same as a regular season NHL game, he played against a lot of NHL regulars and didn't look out of place at all. While I understand where you're coming from, your line of reasoning would have have GM's trading Horton for Horcoff just because Horcy has actually played in the NHL. While it certainly is a risk when trading for a prospect because he is an unproven quantity, that doesn't automatically mean that Hemsky > Staal or that Horcoff > Horton. I know the Oilers have been burned in the draft before (Bonsignore = :mad: ) but you can't let that fact bias your opinion towards any unproven prospect..

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