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09-01-2005, 01:30 PM
stu the grim reaper
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so heres my attempt to put some of these datsyuk proposals in perspective

datsyuk is 27 and has 154 pts in 209 gms...his production may or may not have peaked but he is streaky and squelched by tight checking esp in the playoffs

ziggy pallfy at age 27 had 331 pts in 331 gms

>>New York Islanders traded Zigmund Palffy, Bryan Smolinski (at age 27), Marcel Cousineau and 4th to LA for Olli Jokinen (who'd played in 8 NHL gms), Josh Green, Mathieu Biron and a 1st

petr sykora at age 25 had 350 pts in 445 gms

>>New Jersey Devils traded Petr Sykora, Igor Pohanka, Mike Commodore and Jean-Francois Damphousse to Anaheim for Jeff Friesen, Oleg Tverdovsky and Maxim Balmochnykh.

alexei zhamnov at age 25 had 267 pts in 235 gms

>>Jets/Coyotes traded Alexei Zhamnov, Craig Mills and a 1st to the Chicago Blackhawks for Jeremy Roenick (who is the closest thing to kovalchuck in any of these deals)

SO if datsyuk happened to have another productive season or 2 under his belt, then things like

datsyuk&schneider for seabrook&rene borque
datsyuk&prospect&a very high 1st for kovalchuck

only start to look reasonable

but we're pretty far from there

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