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02-05-2013, 09:04 AM
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And the "homer of the thread"-award goes to...
Yes I am a homer, but I have seen Conacher often this year and over a dozen times last year, a lot of people who see him, expect him to be an elite player in a few years ( he will never be the playmaker St.Louis is, but that because he plays an different style of play). There is a reason, why every Tampa fan (as far as I know them), that answered in this thread sees it as a bad trade for Tampa.
Just because he got not much hype before the last week or so (well he actually got a lot of hype if you compare him to other lightning players/ prospects, except Stammer and St.Louis, but in no relation to the hype he would get as a member of a big market team).
Even if he doesn't pan out and "only" becomes and average second liner, I wouldn't do the trade. It's not worth trading 3 guys that bring thoughness and most likely over 130 points for one guy with ~ 80
Sorry for the Lecavalier words, they don't really make my standpoint clear. VL4 isn't better than Vanek, BUT he is more useful to this Tampa team, than Vanek would be.
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