Thread: Value of: RNH+Jones for Myers+Enroth?
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08-10-2012, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
Agreed, we've been lacking a true 1C for what seems like forever, I'd hate to give him up. That said Myers is a beast, and if he is finding his physical game that makes him all the more valuable.
I think you're being a little to polite just so Sabres fans don't jump all over you. Whether it's due to slow starts or injuries, the fact is that Myers is a 35 point/22 minute a night Dman that had a great rookie season. He's only 22 years old and there is a ton of potential to do more but he has to prove it. He's had back to back seasons that have been very average(with some good stretches).

RNH is a 1st overall pick that was at a point per game for the majority of the season while being physically not NHL ready at 18 years old. He's already a #1 center and unless someone unexpected happens, he should be a more valuable player than Myers the rest of their careers. Myers is good but he's not Doughty, Pietroangelo or Karlsson.

Then you look at the Oilers situation. They may be weak on defense today but there are players in the system(Klefbom/Schultz/Marincin) that suggest tomorrow might be a little better. The same can not be said for center. The Oilers have RNH and Gagner(who realistically, probably isn't in the long term plans) and then a huge drop off to Lander. Then who? Is Pitlick even a center? Vande Velde? Ewanyk?

At the end of the day, RNH is not the player the Oilers trade for help on the blue line and if he is getting traded, it's for a much more established #1 Dman. There isn't much to not like about Myers....but he doesn't get you RNH.

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