Thread: Value of: Michael Ferland to Pittsburgh
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01-22-2013, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SmellOfVictory View Post
Ben Street is one of the better AHL vets kicking around. AHL vets just happen to be expendable, for the most part.
The point is that there are a number of unspectacular players at the AHL level who still pushed him down the depth chart to the point where he wasn't seeing sufficient icetime. And this is a player being discussed as a return for a prospect who was just named the best defenseman on the Team Canada WJC squad by the IIHF directorate, over a bunch of very highly-touted blueliners.

That's where the disconnect happens. That's why it's a non-starter.

One has trouble establishing himself on an AHL team. The other has distinguished himself against the very best of his age group.

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