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11-15-2012, 05:51 PM
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Vancouver has much much more depth on the wings. He may never have the defensive skills to be a permanent fixture on the 2nd/3rd lines, something Jensen does. He also plays a relatively finesse game where a prospect like Kassian does not.
At C Kadri won't be able to crack the top 2 lines for another 3+ years. Our #3Cs are used in a shutdown role (like Lappy, Manny and Pahlsson). Hodgson was sheltered to increase his trade value, I doubt Kadri gets that luxury.
It makes much more sense IMO that a rebuilding team values a prospect more than a contending team. The Leafs also lack in impact players so a prospect capable of becoming one is going to be valued more to them.
Sedin, Burrows, Booth, Raymond, Hansen, Kassian, Lapierre
Kessel, Lupul, JvR, Kulemin, MacArthur, Connolly, Lombardi.
Who's got more room for a project with the potential to play in the top 6 short term? Here's a hint: Not the team with 5 proven quality top 6 wingers. The spot for Kadri is somewhere between the 2nd and 3rd lines immidiately. Vancouver is in a better position to accomodate that than Toronto, obviously it's close, and a true rebuilding team like Columbus would make more sense, but Vancouver certainly has the edge here.
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