Thread: Value of: Robin Lehner
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01-30-2013, 11:53 AM
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Probably similar to Varlamov, who went for a 1st and 2nd from a team who isn't extremely likely to be a lottery squad. It's hard to say though because Varlamov had about 50 NHL games at the time he was traded, while Lehner has only 10 or so, but has had a very impressive AHL career and is about a year and a half younger than Varlamov was when he was traded to the Avs.

Great goalie prospects are not usually worth as much as one would think, I'm guessing because they are more likely to end up as a bust, while a great forward or d prospect can still be useful on the 3rd/4th line or bottom pairing if they don't pan out as a top line player.

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