Thread: Proposal: Sign Blake Wheeler
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05-01-2011, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Manhattan Blue View Post
Sounds kinda like Anisimov, no? Both had 44 points this year. Blake's two years older. But Artem's been a pro for a year more.

Why so down on a guy so similar not on your team? Why is Artem's value a 7-10 pick and Blake's value is no more than a 2nd rounder?

Sounds like Blake's performing well in the WJC's and he was producing at a 60 pt clip with Atlanta.
What is with you and Anisimov?

It's worse with Wheeler, because he's actually had much more time to develop that, and put on strength, but he hasn't. Anisimov doesn't avoid going to the dirty areas to score like Wheeler will do. He's a soft player. Anisimov isn't soft, despite whatever you want to believe.

The value isn't similar because of several things. Wheeler is two years older, not nearly as skilled defensively or intelligent defensively, and is not as smart with the puck in any sense, really. He's also had much better linemates and a much better team to work with. With his tools, he should be scoring at a 60 point clip, and dominating board battles. Instead, he shies away from them, and mainly floats in the offensive zone.

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