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07-06-2012, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jame View Post
if you'd like to post your "objective value" data, i'd personally be glad to tear into it in regards to Vanek for Dubi+Boyle.

Vanek is an overrated, and almost completely 1 dimensional.

Vanek is a 60 pt 1 dimensional player
Dubinsky is a 45 pt complete player

trade wise, considering they are both signed for 2 more years, and Dubinsky costs 3 million less... they are practically equals.

Adding in Boyle makes it a near landslide in Buffalo's favor

Over the last 3 years, Dubinsky has scored 18 less points per season then Vanek... in place of those 18 points... he kills penalties, wins faceoffs, hits like a truck, and costs 3 million less
There is value to having a one-dimensional player like Vanek though when surrounded by complete players, as he would draw top checkers thus freeing up other lines to hopefully get some mismatches. If you were to trade Vanek, now you let teams focus more on the Foligno-Ennis-Stafford line--they don't get the same mismatches they like to feast on.

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