Thread: Proposal: Tampa - Pittsburgh
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10-27-2012, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
The fact that some people think Gusev and Harrington are even remotely comparable in terms of value at this point is laughable. It's a 2011 2nd rounder who's done nothing but improve his stock since the draft versus a 2012 7th rounder who's done nothing to improve his stock since the draft.

In fact, all things considered, I'd consider Harrington to be clearly more valuable than Kucherov too. Zero flight risk, and has a good case to be called the best defensive defense prospect in hockey. Can someone make the case that Kucherov's close to the best prospect in any category? I can't see it.
Dumb, if you're going to compare them, compare them. Lets just pretend Gusev isn't a PPG player in russian juniors, or had a ridiculous showing in the last WJC, or put up 76 points in 34 games in russian juniors last season, etc etc. If Gusev were "Smith" and played in the CHL most of the idiots on here would be falling all over him and he'd have been a low first/high second round pick, just like Kucherov.

Harrington in the grand scheme of things isn't a good enough skater to survive in Tampas system, but his passing ability is pretty good. Lets not get too excited folks.

FTR, Gusev is ready to come over as long as he has a shot at the big club.

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