Thread: Value of: Derek Dorsett
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08-26-2012, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick Rash View Post
Dime a dozen is not a fair assessment IMO so out of the contenders mind telling me who has similar players?

Detroit has Tootoo career year offensively
Ottawa Has Neil
Los Angeles has Clifford

I cannot think of one more player to add to this group that is on the same level in what they bring.

Thats only four League wide
Only four fourth liners who can play physical, bring energy and score 10 goals? Nice try bud. I don't blame Columbus fans for not wanting to move Dorsett, but he's not some special, one of a kind player. No team would offer up much in return if he were on the market.

To put it in perspective:

Anaheim - Devante Smith-Pelley (upside significantly higher though)
Boston - Shawn Thornton (less goal scoring, but brings all other aspects)
Buffalo - Patrick Kaleta
Calgary - Tom Kostopoulos, Tim Jackman (less offense, but brings other elements)
Carolina - not a comparable player
Chicago - Bryan Bickell, Jamal Mayers
Colorado - Cody Mcleod
Columbus - Dorsett, obviously
Dallas - Steve Ott
Detroit - Jordin Tootoo
Edmonton - Ryan Jones (minus fighting, more offense), Ben Eager
Florida - not a comparable player
Los Angeles - Kyle Clifford
Minnesota - Cal Clutterbuck
Montreal - Brandon Prust
Nashville - Paul Gaustad (minus fighting)
New Jersey - no comparable, although Clarkson brings all elements in a top six role
NY Islanders - Frans Nielsen (doesn't fight, but is better at everything else), Matt Martin
NY Rangers - Brian Boyle
Ottawa - Chris Neil
Philadelphia - Wayne Simmonds, but significantly better and plays top 6
Phoenix - Raffi Torres
Pittsburgh- Aaron Asham
San Jose - No comparable
St. Louis - Scott Nichol fills a similar role, less physicality.
Tampa Bay - No comparable, but Ryan Malone plays similar in a top six role
Toronto - Mike Brown (minus fighting)
Vancouver -
Washington - Matt Hendricks, Jay Beagle
Winnipeg - Jim Slater

Obviously none of these guys are clones of Dorsett, but the all bring similar pieces to the table and are valuable 4th liners in their own right. I wouldn't expect Columbus to trade Dorsett for most of these guys, but I wouldn't expect a lot of these teams to swap their guy for Dorsett either. Every summer there seems to be one or two role players who HI seem to grab onto and see as better than they actually are. It was Steve Ott for a year or two, Raffi Torres for a year or two, Jordin Tootoo, two years ago was Clutterbuck, and this year Prust and Dorsett.

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