Thread: Proposal: Los Angeles - Philadelphia
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12-28-2012, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by PALE PWNR View Post
You're a homer. That said, I don't see the reason for this deal. Kopitar and Giroux basically cancel eachother out with a slight edge to Giroux. So the meat of the deal is Meszaros and Gustaffson for Voynov and Hickey. I don't really see the point to be honest.
Exactly, from an outside perspective (I cheered for the Kings until the last round of the playoffs, even if I should hate them), I'd say that Giroux has a slight edge on Kopitar. The edge is strictly offensive potential though, Kopitar is miles ahead, defensively. However, Giroux is more marketable and seems more "superstar-ish" than Kopitar, from which much of his value is derived.

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