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01-06-2013, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by pseudonymous01 View Post
no im just saying you dont trade backwards because hes going to play at a good pace for longer, you take the better player. nobody trades for a rookie unless that rookie has real good potential to be even better. even if booth increased his game, he'd still only increase to how good samuelsson was for us (hes not even there yet after 60 games) - when the time comes, you then go through the process of finding someone again in a few years, thats how the nhl works. i think our team is more than capable to find good talent if we have the available cap space, its an attractive team/market to play for

my opinion of samuelsson and what he brings to our team, especially in the playoffs is simply higher than yours, thats all it comes down to. i believe you think booth will fill out and become a better player than samuelsson, i do not because i think highly of samuelsson. so trading backwards to get a player that eventually brings as much, well it seems odd

Not exactly. I think Samuelsson is a very good playoff player... when he plays. That was the death knell for him IMO. When the team went deep and he couldn't come back to help. Then, he continued to struggle with health in the next season... You couldn't rely on him anymore.

And "better player" has caveats: Better at what? Scoring? Nope, Booth is a very efficient scorer. Passing? Yes, Samuelsson could make plays that Booth can't. Defense? Wash IMO, although I like Booth's ability to counter more than I did Sammy's. Overall Samuelsson was a much more creative player, but the trade off is the direct style Booth plays. So "better at what" becomes a legit question IMO.

Again, Booth vs. Imaginary Player X is an unreasonable argument.

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