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02-14-2012, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
I don't think Stevens is any worse than Tkachuk. Tocchet is definitely worse than both, but he plays the RW, not LW, so it's not really comparable.
Personally I'd rather have Tkachuk. Much better longevity, and honestly I think his peak is more impressive too. Has a Richard, without Lemieux clearly boosting his totals. Stevens has 3 50 goal seasons in the middle of a high scoring era, Tkachuk has two in a low scoring era. Stevens was probably a better playmaker but I honestly have no idea how much of that was boosted by Lemieux.

(That's a very quick analysis with me being in class I go into more detail later)

By no means do I see Stevens as a bad pick where he was taken, especially by Mad with Lemieux. I just can't see the 60 pick difference between the two.

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