Thread: Value of: Joe Thornton
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11-07-2012, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Arrch View Post
Who said they had to be better than Thornton? You should also note that a single younger player wasn't the only option in that post. We can argue all day what is value is using hypothetical players, but without names, it's pretty pointless.
You're taking the "better" to mean talent. If you have two equivalent players, and one is 5 or more years younger, which one is better moving ahead? The younger one.

You should note that I'm not arguing about whether Thornton would/could be worth two or three good prospects. This is about how ridiculous it is to say "We would only trade Thornton for someone of the same caliber, but who is younger." Have you ever seen a trade like that in the NHL?

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