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01-13-2013, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Leafsforlife98 View Post
It's actually not your typical post. You're typical post is Gardiner, Kadri, Bozak and a 1st round pick.

I never said that Duchene isn't worth more then Gardiner, but not as much as some people think and are saying.

Matt Duchene's Career

24 Goals 31 Assists 55 Points
27 Goals 40 Assists 67 Points
14 Goals 14 Assists 28 Points
4 Goals 10 Assists 14 Points in 19 Games in SEL.

He had 4 goals in 19 games playing Sweeden. Wasn't even at a point per game playing against players of inferior talent. And considering the ice is bigger there, he should have been able to blow by guys with his speed.

So Really, his career high is 67 points and he coming off a season in which he had a measly 28 points. Yes, he has potential, there is no denying that, but he has yet to take that next step. And in Colorado, he won't take that next step if O'Reilly and Stastny are ahead of him on the depth chart. His defensive game also isn't that great either.

So To say his value is worth Gardiner, Kadri and a 1st round pick is a joke. Gardiner's value may never be higher than it is today. People thought the Kessel trade was lop sided. If they traded Gardiner, Kadri and a 1st round pick for Matt Duchene, the reception would be worse then the Kessel trade.
Actually it IS your typical HF board post.

It's really AWESOME how you completely ignored GAMES PLAYED. Everyone here is really thrilled with that, I can assure you. Yes, Gardiner outscored Duchene by 2 points and played 17 more games but feel free to completely ignore that point, since it seems to help you.

It's also wonderful that you ignore:

24 Goals 31 Assists 55 Points <- AS AN 18 YEAR OLD
27 Goals 40 Assists 67 Points <- AS A 19 YEAR OLD

What was Gardiner doing at that age?? Oh yeah playing COLLEGE hockey and as a 19 year old, he only put up 13 points in 41 games played!!! [a down year? is that actually possible or did he start to completely suck?? ]

Better yet, what was your precious Phil Kessel doing at age 18 & 19 in the NHL?? Putting up 29 point and 37 point seasons. OMGZZ How did he manage to get so awesome with time, experience and maturity??

After what Duchene has shown at such a young age, trading him for Gardiner at this point would be beyond ********.

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