Thread: Value of: Datysuk-Chara Straight up
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01-30-2013, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TradeBait View Post
Really? I've always thought Datsyuk played the style of game that lent itself to a long lasting career. Whereas Chara's physicality might take a tole on his body in the next few years. But if you're referencing the fear of Datsyuk running off to the KHL in a couple seasons then I guess I see your point.
While the value might be similar on paper, Chara may have more value in a trade because of his role as a no.1 D which, IMO, is now the hardest spot to fill.

Also, Chara's physicality has never been a major problem for him and don't see it majorly affecting him even as he grows older. The man takes physical fitness seriously and he has only missed 16 games (incl playoffs) in his 6 years with Boston. If at all, he can tone down the physicality and play a sound positional game and still be effective.

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