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04-01-2013, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by kings11 View Post
you can always add but my thinking is quincey went for a 1st, varlamov went for a 1st so bernier and martinez are better right???

what makes strome worth more than bernier and martinez

the islanders can realistically be a playoff team with good goaltending and a better D, and both are players that can help tavares and the rest grow.
Well the fact Strome was a top 5 pick and arguably the best prospect outside the pro ranks right now has an impact. As does the fact there's zero support to suggest the Isles are even looking to add a goalie or a D-man.

Additionally, your trade math is flawed. Just because a rental cost a 1st does not mean a none rental is worth at least as much. It doesn't simply translate over. In some cases, teams actually DON'T want a contract that goes past that season. As well, just because one team would pay a 1st for Quincey, doesn't mean that sets the bar on all trades that are similar, as not all teams are going to pay that for that type of player. Paul Guastad somehow netted a 1st as well, that doesn't mean we can now trade Trevor Lewis for a 1st.

Same with bernier. Varlamnov btw also had 19 playoff games under his belt when traded, and was coming off a season in which he posted a .924 save percentage. His performance to that point in his career was superior to Bernier's.

Bernier and Martinez together gets you a mid-round 1st and a depth player/3rd round pick, give or take. It doesn't net you someone like Strome, Couturier, etc.

If NYI put Strome on the market, they could get a lot

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