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01-22-2013, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
If we had traded Adam in the middle of last season, it would be similar to Bergfors. He started his rookie season on fire and was traded when his value was at its highest. Adam doesn't have that value anymore either. Cormier captained Team Canada and was drafted higher than Kea. Sulzer and Leo are both UFA. No chance in hell they take that deal. This is what I mean by hindsight. These weren't throw away pieces when they were dealt.
Bergfors' value was worth more than it is now, but he wasn't dealt at "the height of his value." He had played his way off the Devils' top line, couldn't hold down a checking role, and New Jersey decided to upgrade his roster spot rather than take the step back in development in stride and let him work his way out of it. He wasn't traded in the middle of breaking into the league and producing.

Cormier was always a prospect with limited offensive upside and control issues, didn't break out offensively during his last season, then got suspended for the same dirty crap he had been doing his whole career.

Both of those guys were longer-term projects. Both had Lou's pen looming over the wall in front of them. No Buffalo prospect with a high ceiling and generally upward progression is going to be put on the table for Perry.


*entirely dependent on how the organization views his development. Very much a take-it-or-leave-it type of prospect.

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