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01-16-2013, 12:26 PM
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My mistake, he played 75 games last season, i thought it was more like 30.
Either way, is there a possibility that Komisarek / Franson play better than Gardiner? (yes, there is)
Gardiner just is not that well established yet. I like him, I think he will be a quality defenseman (maybe is still a thought in everyone's mind though)
There is no question though that filppula is better than your "average" second liner. My point is these 2 players are near same trade value NOW.
It is possible that BOTH increase their trade value in the next few years. (Filppula becomes a legit first liner, Gardiner becomes a legit top 2 defenseman - Neither of which has happened yet)
1) Zero chance either of them play better then Gardiner, unless he's still concussion/not healthy. A healthy Gardiner and its not even close. I think your analysis is still way off.
2. He's not established? I think playing 70 games and then would 100% be on opening night roster without even blinking if he was healthy pretty much bonafieds establishment. Your arguing this and then previously mentioning someone like Komisarek who has been riding the pine for 1-2 years could play better? Logic makes no sense whatsoever. Come on guy.
I am a Wing fan and any logical, normal thinking one will say he's a very average second line centerman. If he can notch a 60 point pace this year with Franzen and show consistency, then ill agree but as of right now. Nope.
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