Which trade was worse, Kessel to TOR or Carter to CLB?
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12-02-2012, 11:16 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
It's really not as hard to judge as people are making it out to be.
CBJ v PHI
The Premise: The Bluejackets sent a former 7th overall draft pick capable of netting 50 pts. a season (proven) along with an 8th overall draft pick for a top-six center that nearly led the league in scoring a while ago.
The Result: The Bluejackets received a disgruntled player that demanded out after just 39 games, and managed a disappointing 25 points - roughly the same production they were getting out of Jakub Voracek at his best. The draft pick by pure chance then turned into Sean Couturier who had a very good rookie season, shouldering the bulk of his team's defensive responsibilities.
(177 games/36 goals/90 points to
39 games/15 goals/25 points
TOR v BOS
The Premise: Toronto, starved for a star forward of their own, sent two (top-5) first-round draft picks to Boston for a former 5th overall selection, proven capable of netting 30 goals a season.
The Result: Phil Kessel has been one of the most consistent goal-scorers around the league, managing a minimum of 30 goals over the last three seasons, and averaging a total of 67 points a season. This past season, Phil Kessel and his linemate Joffrey Lupul each managed to close out the season at a PPG pace, though Lupul only played 66 games. Through two seasons in boston, Seguin has averaged 20 goals, 45 points, has never topped 30 goals, and was scratched for multiple games during Boston's trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. ...Doug Hamilton has yet to play a game in the NHL, AHL, or ECHL.
234 games/99 goals/201 points
to 175 games/45 goals/99 points)
I'd say the CJB trade was worse because of what they got. If someone wants to evaluate the Johnson trade as a standalone, that's their prerogative, but as of today they paid through their teeth for a flop. The Maple Leafs, one could argue, won their trade handily until either Seguin steps up or Hamilton develops into something special.
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