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01-02-2013, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
Be careful not to overrate Bjugstad. It seems like people value picks and prospects more than proven elite NHL talent. Such a shame.
It has nothing to do with that. Luongo has decent-but-not-exceptional trade value because it's hard to trade goaltenders. There's a much higher risk for the receiving team than a team trading for an elite forward/defenseman. If you trade for an elite forward/defender and the player loses a step, you can still find a utility for them. For a goaltender there's the one spot and that's it. It's just not the same sort of trade.

And Bjugstad looks like something special from what I've seen of him. I think he's an impact player.

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