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01-27-2013, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by inthewings View Post
Well you're obviously not trading a 21-year old OEL for 29-year old Spezza. That's more a testament to OEL having huge value than it is to Spezza not being very valuable.
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I'm definitely not saying that Spez is not valuable. As centers go, he's probably in the top dozen league wide in terms of skills. He is significantly better than many of the borderline #1s like Statsny/Backes/Krejci/Benn/etc; and is likely on par with the likes of Thornton/Sedin/Toews/Staal/etc. But I was just saying that it's not likely that we would trade someone who has the potential to be a top-5 D in the league and is developing well on schedule, for even a #1 C (although one that is a step below top echelon, like Crosby, Stamkos, Tavares that I mentioned). And we would definitely not have to add + to OEL in a trade for Spezza as a Sens fan had suggested.

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