Thread: Value of: Dustin Byfuglien
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12-12-2012, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by bhay1987 View Post
Kesler and Hamhuis are both good enough players to fetch Byfuglien. Both are such consistent, smart, hard every shift players. Buff is dynamic, but those guys' consistency makes them just as valuable as Buff. Probably not for Hamhuis, but Kesler for Byfuglien straight up I'd probably do. As a Jets fan. Vancouver never would anyway though.
I know most Vancouver fans would shoot me first before believing this, but...

Kesler for the last two seasons has been almost identical to Little, almost to the point where it's kind of creepy.

Would you trade Byfuglien straight up for a second Little? Maybe... who knows.

Now I know the major defence for Kesler is major injuries may have caused setbacks and he may come back to form, but....
1) that doesn't create value, that actually depreciates it due to the uncertainty (although some may try to use that depreciation to get a steal, but that's a gamble not value)
2) at 28 you most likely have seen Kesler's best years as it is unlikely he will improve as most forwards peak between 24-27 (which again may not be the case for Kesler, but you don't bank on such things for trade value)

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