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10-12-2011, 05:59 PM
Retrofit not Rebuild
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Originally Posted by slappipappi View Post
Turris got 25 points in 65 games as a 22 year old. Backlund got 25 points in 73 games. Turris was picked 3rd overall in the draft. Fitalov had a career high of 7 points in 2010-2011. Fitalov isn't close to those results. Plus pretty much everyone had soured on Fitalov period.

Troy Brouwer is 26 and averaged 34 points over his last 3 complete seasons and brought a first round pick.

Turris has as much value as Backlund, more or less, and I wouldn't trade Backlund for less than a first round pick. I wouldn't even trade him for that unless it was a very high first.

What has Turris done to warrant a first round pick? He got drafted third overall and hasn't suck too badly since then.

Cam Barker was drafted third overall, signed a $3M plus contract after his ELC expired and Chicago traded him for a rental player plus Minny's first round pick (#12) from the previous year, who happened to be Nick Leddy. Leddy is now Chicago's #3-4 D-man , and Barker was allowed to go UFA and is toiling in Edmonton. Barker regressed each year of his contract, but the #3 pick in the draft ranking got him some good trade value anyway based on potential.
If you think Phoenix is going to get a bunch of good trade offers don't you think they would have bit by now rather then letting a guy sit out???

Thing is you bring up all these past players getting 1st in the past but this is a deep draft class. The players themselves are not comparable as Brouwer is a physical PK guy who can score 20 goals. Barker is a defenseman. These guys have proved they can play at a certain level, Turris has not.

Its also not a good sign when you see a 22 year old holding out for a 3 million dollar contract after getting 24 points.

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