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10-25-2012, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by
Tim Vezina Thomas
So you're saying if Hamilton plays well in the NHL he has more value? Obviously...
As far as prospects go, he has more value than almost all of them, and because of his potential/ceiling, his value is sky high compared to most NHL players as well. Maybe not the stars, but we're not trading Hamilton for anything less than what we think he could be. Only player I'd consider trading Hamilton for straight up on the Avs is EJ (not that you would, but it makes no sense for Boston otherwise).
Who would you have traded Duchene for when he was one of the best prospects in the game? Probably not a lot of players huh?
Just because a prospect hasnt played an NHL game yet, doesnt mean their value can't be extremely high. Any deal involving Hamilton needs to return another top four young defensman (EJ)...defense is weak depth wise in the organization, trading Hamilton cant happen otherwise.
Bruins/Avs are horrible trading partners...both teams most likely trading assets are young 1/2 centers because of the organizational depth at center.
That's all good, but that doesn't mean much to the Avs cause to us he's still just a prospect that's the centerpiece of a trade for our best player and one of our only veterans. An excellent prospect, but still a kid that won't start reaching that first pairing potential for years. That's not what we'd trade stastny for, even if it's also not what you'd trade for Stastny, that's why the two teams are bad trading partners.
As for Dutchy we didn't get a chance to trade him as a prospect since he went straight to the NHL. ;-)
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