Thread: Value of: Brent Burns to Edmonton
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11-14-2012, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Tangerine View Post
Setoguchi has been, for the last three seasons, a 40 point player at best, and only hit north of that once, when he hit 65. Coyle is an average prospect. The first round pick was 28th Overall.

even if he did get much better, which he did, I don't see how it warrants any of the top 4, save for Yakupov who is totally unproven in the NHL.
Okay, forget all that for a second. A top pairing, young defender who is signed at a discount rate for years to come should be worth a young 1st line forward who is under contract for a relatively equal term and is not overpaid. By my count Edmonton has a few of those such players, but they are all considered to be part of their future big 4. SJS can't afford to move a defenseman anyways, that's why they went out last offseason and re-stocked.

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