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03-06-2013, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BernieParent View Post
Really?

In every year but this one, Ryan significantly outscored Voracek.
2013 : 10 G, 17 A = 27 ///// 6 G, 11 A = 17
2011-12: 18 G, 31 A = 49 ///// 31 G, 26 A = 57
2010-11: 14 G, 32 A = 46 ///// 34 G, 37 A = 71
2009-10: 16 G, 34 A = 50 ///// 35 G, 29 A = 64
2008-09: 9 G, 29 A = 38 ///// 31 G, 26 A = 57 (in 64 games)

As for cost, Voracek is cheaper ... by $850,000, younger ... by 2 years, and signed for a grand total of 1 more year.
Cap hit: $4.25 million ///// $5.1 million
Years: 3 ///// 2
The statistical comparison is all well and nice, but of course it's ignoring the fact that Bobby Ryan is 2.5 years older. Is it really fair to compare an 18 year old's production to a 20.5 year old's? A 21 year old to a 23.5 year old, etc?

Voracek has shown elite skills consistently this year. There's no reason to think that giving up on someone with his skating skills, his puck skills, and his vision would be "selling high".

I would honestly be hesitant to trade Voracek for Ryan straight up right now, but if you ask me to add a 1st it's an easy no from me. I don't care about Ryan being more proven in the past, my eyes aren't deceiving me when I watch Voracek. I know what Ryan is: 30-30 player. I think Voracek is better than that.

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