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02-06-2013, 01:13 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Habs fan chiming in.
First, Beaulieu, Gallagher, and a 2nd is not a garbage deal, but it does not address the Sabres' needs. The players offered are valuable, but not the right players for the Sabres needs. I just wish some people would learn the right way to phrase rejections for crying out flaming loud.
Second, Galchenyuk looks great, but is not yet worth Tyler Myers in a trade. Think about whether Montreal would accept Galchenyuk straight up for Subban. As a Habs fan, I would rather keep Subban. Well, Myers has Subban like value to the Sabres. That being said, Galchenyuk is worth more to the Habs right now than Myers would be, so he is a non-starter. If the Sabres were to trade Myers, they would not be in the driver's seat to such a degree that they could make that kind of demand.
Third, Myers has NOT progressed over the last couple of season, he has regressed. As such, his value HAS decreased from what it was after his first season. That is a simple reality that should not be seen as an insult. The Sabres SHOULD hold onto him because he has plenty of years left to develop. Seriously, Chara didn't get to where he is now until around his 6th NHL season! Time and patience are required. The reality of establishing his trade value, if we are going to talk hypotheticals, is based on both his potential and his current regression. So, his value is about
2013 1st, solid prospect/young player, good prospect
From the Habs it would have to be something like
Tinordi, 2013 1st, Leblanc. Something like that, although other, similar pieces could be used based on Sabres' fans ideas about team needs. I am not saying such a deal is a 100% slam dunk, but it is probably around where his trade value, due to his combination of potential versus actual regression, lies.
As a Habs fan, I would be torn if we made such a trade, although I firmly believe you have to give quality to get quality. Although I am the one putting the offer out there, I would lean against such a deal because of what I see as Tinordi's potential and the value of the 2013 draft class. Still, it would sem like the closest thing to a fair deal that I can wrap my head around.
I leave it to other fans to chime in.
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