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01-27-2012, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Pepper View Post
So Perry's value and situation is comparable to Thornton's and Richards??

It's not perfectly comparable, but when's the last time a star player was actually traded for the type of king's ransom that people on here are suggesting Corey Perry should command? The Lindros trade?

If the Ducks are actually expecting that type of return, then he's gonna be in Anaheim for a long, long time. Sure, he's obviously a great player, but you'd be pretty hard-pressed to find a GM in this league willing to blow up half his team for Corey Perry. If he's dealt at all, it's not going to be for nearly as much as people think.

....personally I doubt he's going anywhere

EDIT: this all kinda reminds me of that thread a few weeks ago where some people were saying that if the Leafs want to trade for Getzlaf, then Kadri, Schenn, Grabovski, Kulemin and a 1st would be a good "starting point".

Debate the value all you want, but the fact is that there's not a snowball's chance in hell that Burke pulls the trigger on a trade like that. You don't fill one hole in your roster by shipping out all your valuable assets in one package, leaving a slew of other holes in that are now next to impossible to fill, save for free agency.... where you inevitably end up having to pay certain players almost twice as much as they're worth.

Trades aren't just about matching a player's NHL 12 value bar.

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