Thread: Speculation: Luongo: The Neverending Story
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01-07-2013, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Coolburn View Post
I can understand the correlation between one of Fleichmann or Versteeg being equivalent to Bertuzzi. But Kulikov is NOT even close in comparison to what Allen was then. Allen had just 1 full season of NHL experience when traded and had an injury history and was a bottom pairing d-man for the Canucks. Kulikov is a top 4 d-man who's played 3 yrs in the NHL already. The real equivalent from FL would probably be Ellerby.

And what would be the equivalent of Krajicek in that trade for Vancouver right now? Keep in mind that at the time, Krajicek was a former 1st round pick and coming off his first full NHL season after playing 2 yrs in the AHL. He seemed like a solid enough puck moving offensive d-man with top 4 upside. I'm guessing the only equivalent would be Tanev right now for the Canucks.
Bertuzzi > Fleishmann/Versteeg
Kulikov > Allen
Auld > Clemmenson

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