Thread: Proposal: Chicago and Boston-Blockbuster
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09-19-2012, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Oates2Neely View Post
I love how some fans just type these broad statements backed up by zero facts or stats "Sharp is better than Krejci".. please explain WHY.

I'll use the past 4 seasons stats, as thats when both players were actually full time NHL'ers.

08-09 GP: 61, G: 26, A: 18, PTS: 44
09-10 GP: 82, G: 25, A: 41, PTS: 66
10-11 GP: 74, G: 34, A: 37, PTS: 71
11-12 GP: 74, G: 33, A: 36, PTS: 69

08-09 GP: 82, G: 22, A: 51, PTS: 73
09-10 GP: 79, G: 17, A: 49, PTS: 52
10-11 GP: 75, G: 13, A: 49, PTS: 62
11-12: GP: 79, G: 23, A: 39, PTS: 62

So please explain to me how "their trade values are not equal". Krejci will be age 27 after regular season ends 4/28. Sharp will be age 31 in a few months 12/27. (over 4 year age gap). Krejci plays center, Sharp plays wing. Krejci's cap hit is less than Sharps.

I'd say these two players are as close in value as it gets.
Sharp scores more than Krejci by at least 7 points in 3 of those 4 seasons -- while playing fewer games in two of those seasons -- and you can't see why someone would say he's better?

In terms of value, age is the only valid argument, as Sharp can easily shift over to center. That's where he was playing when we won the Cup, and that's where he should've been playing ever since our hole at 2C became apparent in January.

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