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06-27-2012, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruno Mars View Post
Well since there comparable players, it will cost you something in that ballpark.
The argument is that they can get something similar to the value of those players AT THE TIME THEY WERE TRADED.

Simmonds had a career year. Couturier proved to be a steal. Voracek had a very good year. Guess what happens to their value as a result?

The Leafs couldn't have given away Kessel last year. Now he's got value. Luke Schenn was a very difficult piece to move last year, this year he's a "change of scenery" guy. Giroux would have been a really tough sell last year, now he's a complete untouchable. Quick's value last year was tempered by the battle with Bernier, now he's an elite goalie. And on and on and on...

I'm not even arguing about Ryan's value. I think Anaheim should insist on Schenn and the Flyers shouldn't bite. End of story. But this argument that June 2011 value somehow is equal to June 2012's silly.

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