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01-08-2013, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by
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As a player today, you are correct, they are comparable. As an asset in the context of a trade, given everything we know about both players at their respective stages of development, Couturier carries significantly more value.
Again, we agree. Context is important, though. See, I never said Eller is worth Couturier in a trade. I said that it is not worth Montreal trading Subban for Couturier because we have a player comparable to Couturier in Eller (I said we have our own version of Couturier, which is what seemed to confuse someone), but we do not have ANYONE comparable to Subban. The loss of Subban is overbalancing for us since we have someone who is slightly worse than Couturier and could develop as well as Couturier over time, but do not have someone comparable to Subban to enough of a degree that we can afford to lose Subban for Couturier.
Am I really being that much of a thorn in peoples' sides with such a statement?
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