Thread: Value of: Ryan Kesler
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02-11-2013, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Tortorella View Post
How so?

I'd say all Stepan is a nice basis you can expect in a return for a 1st line player. He's improved every year since being drafted, he led the WJC team in points, had a 40 pt rookie season as a 3C, had a 50+ point season in his sophomore season with added defensive responsibility. His upside is a high-end 2nd line center playing in all situations. McIlrath/Skjei are obviously very raw players right now, but both are top defenseman prospects.
How is it quantity for quality or how is it not close?

It's quantity for quality because there's one NHL player and B prospect + 2nd round pick for a very, very good player. It's not even close because Stanley Cup contenders don't trade their best players away for a downgrade + futures unless there are other issues.

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