Official UFA/RFA and Trade Thread - Pre-Free Agency Frenzy
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06-15-2011, 07:50 PM
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Yes I did. I've watched Frattin since he started playing on Sioux. He reminds me a lot of Oshie and Bobby Ryan. Not to mention he put up an incredible amount of goals this year. Why trade a prospect who is panning out to becoming a good pwf? I sure know Burke wouldn't. He's a late bloomer, but if he hits his potential he would be another Kulemin clone. And I wouldn't even trade Kulemin for the 1st overall pick.
He was a 23 year old playing college hockey.
Sure he played great, but this can be compared to Ryan Ellis putting up massive numbers in the OHL.
I like Frattin as much as a lot of Leaf fans do, but to not trade him for the tenth overall, a player like Zibanejad, Armia or Beaulieu who have 1st line and pairing potential is absurd.
Frattin's going to be a good player, at this stage he's boom/bust. I see his upside as a "current" Scott Hartnell guy, 20-25 with a great shot and physicality.
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