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11-03-2012, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Prussian_Blue View Post
Two of those players for Duchene alone ?

You've been hanging out with Cheech and Chong, haven't you?
Oshie's a bit underrated and Backes is definitely a step above the others from my perspective, but he's not entirely without reason for wanting that. You had fellow Blues fans that felt Oshie + something small was equal to Duchene.

In the end when discussing value, I still feel Oshie + a top prospect of the likes of Schwartz/Tarasenko or a top 10-ish pick would be close to a middle ground between what both sides would need to make a deal happen. But that's in a vaccuum where that trade benefits both clubs, when in fact moving Duchene doesn't benefit us unless we're getting a young top pairing defender of the likes of OEL.

Don't get hung up on his points, he was leading our offensive starved team in goals prior to getting injured and that was during the great left wing experiment of 2011 (tbh, I'm still somewhat curious if it's not for the best to try and move him there given our team's needs). He's still one of the best skaters in the league and has extremely slick hands.

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