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07-04-2012, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by kthsn View Post
Every time I see a quantity for franchise player deal I get worried.

Luongo was traded for
Auld - promising goalie ---> career backup
Bertuzzi - 1st line powerforward --> severe regression to a 2/3rd liner
Allen - top 4 d-man with potential --> #4/5 on a contender

Phaneuf was traded for
Stajan - 55 point #2C --> overpaid #4C
Hagman - 2nd line W --> 4th liner
White - #3/4 d-man --> #4 d-man

Anytime a star player is traded for 2nd tier assets from a lesser hockey club the lesser assets usually regress.

I think it's because the lesser players (tweeners like Kulemin/MacArthur or "#1 goalies" like Auld) enjoy top 6 time and opportunities on a bad team. When they're relegated to a lesser role their production dips.

If I was Gillis I hold out til I can get 1 good player back.
I tend to agree. That's kinda why I'm hoping that Gillis can find a deal where he gets a similar player on a similar contract back. If he waits until the regular season is underway, he may very well get it. TBH, if the returns for Luongo are so terrible, you're better off gambling.

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