Thread: Confirmed with Link: Mathieu Carle traded to Ducks for Mark Mitera
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07-18-2011, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by BaseballCoach View Post
Blunden showed less offensive flair in the AHL than Pyatt.

Columbus gave him up versus Ryan Russell, a 3rd-4th line AHL player with no waiver eligibility left and a probable UFA at the end of this year.

Don't put too many hopes in Blunden folks. I'm ok with the move as a longshot upside with no downside, but that's all.
Are you just going by stats (where they appear close in terms of PPG), or what these guys actually do/did in the AHL. Reason I ask, is because I don't remember Pyatt regularly being on the #1 powerplay unit in Hamilton (don't know about Hartford), while Blunden has been featured on the #1 PP unit for the past two AHL teams he has played for. Usually someone who gets lots of PP time has shown more "offensive flair" than someone who doesn't, so I'd be curious as to what you've observed that makes it different in this case. I know Pyatt has a few PP goals to his credit, but Blunden has seen enough PP duties to score well over a dozen.

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