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03-24-2013, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SufferingCatFan View Post
You are both right.

TT is a small ("5'9") skilled center playing in Finland with high end potential. Due to his age and size etc., it is a matter of conjecture as to how he will develop.

Shore is a big (6'2") two-center playing in the NHL. Worse case, he translates into a two-way, 3rd line center. Best case, he becomes a solid number 2.

I would argue that Shore today has more value because he has demonstrated that he can play in the NHL and his downside is slotting in as a 3rd line center.

That is not to suggest that the Hawks would have any interest in Shore, because the Hawks already have Bolland and can afford to roll the dice on TT.
Age cannot be overstated here. Shore was born in Jan/91 and Teravainen in Sep/94, making Shore 3 1/2 years older than TT. In fact, with TT only 18, he could still grow another inch or two. But even at only 5'10" or 5'11", with his skating, hands and vision - he has the potential to be an elite player. No way you trade an 18 year old with that potential for a 22 year old, who at best will be a second line player and more than likely a third line player.

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