Edler for PK Subban
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01-14-2013, 03:30 PM
Join Date: May 2012
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Trades are evaluated by player values, not player skill. As good as Edler is, he is not worth PK Subban in his current contract situation. If he was signed long-term, yes he would be worth more.
You can't expect to trade an older, soon-to-be UFA, Edler for a younger, RFA, PK Subban with loads of potential without having to add. I mean, what GM would trade away our best defenseman for 48 games of a great defenseman in Edler?
And plus, a late first rounder is really not worth that much. Look at all the past first rounders drafted from 20-30, good players but few GREAT players with Subban potential.
It works both ways. You can't expect to trade a young player for a better player+(who's only like 3 years older), regardless of contract status.
Now I know a Canucks fan started this thread, but this is an absolutely terrible trade for us that makes us worse now and in the future.
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