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02-20-2012, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by newham89 View Post
Consistency has nothing to do with it. Top sixers are there to put up the points. Purcell is tied for 95th in league scoring. By that rationale he is a high quality second liner. He has equal or more points than Bobby Ryan, Danny Briere, Ryan Clowe, Shane Doan and Alex Tanguay. All of which could easily be accepted as first liners.

Even defensively he is at least passable. Recently he has been a takeaway machine. Schneider for Purcell would be a fair trade.
No. Lots of players ahead of Purcell on that list that the Canucks wouldn't trade Schneider straight up for. PA Parenteau, for instance, who is 22nd in points scored. Or Fleischmann at 54th. I'm not sure Schneider gets traded at the deadline, but if he does, the return, I believe, would be a lot bigger you are saying. Again, Purcell is a very good player, but he does not have the potential to be a cornerstone player. Schneider does, and that is recognised around the league.

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