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08-01-2012, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel View Post
It's more than just fans that value top prospects, it's the GM's as well. There's a reason Bjugstad is apparently the sticking point and Tallon won't let him go.

How many 30 + year olds did the Canucks have on their list of players they would accept in return for Cody Hodgson?

I would take Bolland and Hjalmarsson for Luongo in a heartbeat. That's an excellent deal for us.


What part of this are you not understanding? (from canucksarmy.com)


"now we've heard that the Canucks were offered Bolland, and walked away from the deal."

http://canucksarmy.com/2012/7/16/str...-bolland-offer


If Gillis thought as you did, Lu would already be gone for Bolland. What now?






On your question about Hodgson: What prime PFs are moving for Hodgson? Edit: saw others already put this question out there.






No kidding, GMs value prospects. No revelation there. But in what sensible world is a prospect worth an elite NHL player right now? Did Erixon not just get traded in a package for Nash? Teams know when they deal assets like Lu, they are taking on the lesser return, not the other way around. A prospect =/= NHL player.


Bjugstad is not an NHL player. The pros get their flaws picked apart. Have to endure teams scouting their weaknesses. Have to constantly adjust. NB is a dream right now. He's the perfect, realized version of himself that fans are holding onto, and it skews values to a ridiculous degree... Soft as butter... skating issues... but no one says anything about that. Curious no? Hell, I'm sure Shawn Matthias was thought of as a future PF C hall of famer at one point. The NHL has a way of knocking expectations down. Bjugstad has yet to feel that, truly. Potential is a great thing.


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