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11-05-2012, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Loffer View Post
I don't know about that. If you are arguing that Baertschi does everything Granlund does then you are implying that Baertschi is as good playmaker as Granlund. Well, if that is the case and Granlund's playmaking > Koivu' playmaking then Baertschi really is better playmaker than Koivu. It's not dumb logic. So, instead you should say something like - well, if Granlund is already better than Koivu (in playmaking) then why couldn't Baertschi be that, too... But no, you seem to think that the whole idea is absurd, "dumb" and Baertschi is far from being as good playmaker as Koivu. And we have Granlund > Koivu >> Baertschi (playmaking skills). This might be true and would explain why Granlund is better than Baertschi.
I really don't get it. Why do you think Granlund's playmaking is better than Koivu's? Do you have any numbers to prove that? You stated this multiple times and you use it as an argument against Bärtschi. But all I can see is a "His playmaking is better than Koivu's because I said so!" type of argument from your side. That's something I'd expect from a 1st grader. But since I think that you aren't a first grader, I hope you have something to prove your opinion.

I'm sorry, but your responses make you look like a massive homer. That's nothing tragical, I'm one by myself (Hey, I voted Bärtschi because I hope he ends up better than Granlund, not because I think he'll be better than Granlund ) as most users on these boards are.

It's okay to vote for Granlund. It's okay to vote for Bärtschi. But it's NOT okay to say one prospect is worse because of his nationality. I mean, it would be understandable if we were talking about a guy from Uganda or something like that. Still not okay, but understandable. But we are talking about Switzerland, a nation that has started to produce NHL players on a regular basis. Guys like Hiller, Gerber, Streit, Josi or Sbisa aren't a product of luck.

And last but not least: It's not okay to sell your opinion as a fact.

I'd agree with you on Granlund > Bärtschi. But you make it look like Granlund >>>>>>>>>>>> Bärtschi, which is laughable. They both had great junior careers so far. One guy was ripping the CHL apart (2.0 ppg) in his sophomore season, the other one proved that he's able to be a (close to) ppg player in a pro league in his draft year.

They are both great prospects with a bright future and very close skill-wise.

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