Thread: Value of: Ales Hemsky at the Deadline
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02-20-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 5RingsAndABeer View Post
He's sometimes overrated in proposals but that's only because people aren't discounting his value due to injury concerns.

His injuries exist, but if he's truly over them, his value is extremely high. His production and ability to get it done while taking a beating are valuable assets to playoff teams.
Maybe some Oilers fans need to look at it from the other side, too. If you were asked for Klefbom + 1st or Yakupov or whatever is valuable to you for a player who had one full near PPG season seven years ago and has been constantly injured since, wouldn't you bring up the exact same things?

I admitted already that his value may be higher than some offers here, but it isn't the one of a young 60pts winger on a cheap contract and without any health concerns either. He isn't going to be the centerpiece that gets you a young top pairing Dman without serious flaws. A 1st at the deadline, maybe even with a late pick or a project prospect to go along, possible.

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