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01-19-2013, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Rutabaga View Post
Is Plekanec better than the average 15th best player of a draft year ? Yes, without a doubt.
Between 2015 and 2018 (When it will count), Pleks will be between 32 and 35 years/old, it is therefore very self explanatory that I can logically say that you are dead wrong if we draft the 15th best player in the 2013 draft, he will be better than a Pleks over 32 years old, if only for the smaller cap hit!

It seems like you don't get it to the bone. You are making the assumption that we would draft the 15th best player in 2013 with any first round ticket we could get out of Pleks. That pick also could get us a Maxpac, a Mcdo or a Subban. Trying to approximate the results before the pick is made is ludicrous. Yes things could go wrong, but they can also go right. To evaluate it in the middle of these outcomes doesn't help your argument, it's not common sense because simply it's not how it works.

Originally Posted by Rutabaga View Post
Would an average team, 8th or 9th of his conference, trade Plekanec for their 1st round pick, in a standard situation ? Not likely at all.
What exactly is a standard situation? Does that really exist? When you have a guy like Plekanec, who is signed for a few years and you want to trade him at the deadline, you will get a first rounder out of it if not more from a contender in the present. Gaustad...Zemgus Girgensons (after another trade)

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