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07-05-2012, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
Don't think that's the case. Burke has had an easier time acquiring defensemen than centermen. We don't have a centerman at a calibre and potential of a Phaneuf, Gardiner, Liles, Rielly...
Sure we have. But if you believe that Phaneufs value today is the same as the Phanuef who was talked about along with Crosby and Ovechkin then you must have missed his crash dive from the throne of young stud defenseman and then you will not see that Phanuef is not equal to a first line center but that of a 2nd line center.

Gardiner was acquired in a trade where we sent away a NHL proven D-man, Beauchemin and received Lupul a NHL proven winger and Gardiner a defensive prospect in return. Point is, the proven defender was valued the most.

When he traded away Kabs, a rental he received Colborne a center prospect, a 1st and a 2nd round pick. That is really good value for a rental.

Point is, if of equal level of talent the goalie is valued higher then the defender who is valued higher then the center who is valued higher then the winger.

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