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04-19-2013, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dnicks17 View Post
Nurse is just as skilled(maybe even more so), bigger, a better skater and much more physical.

Passing on the guy with higher upside because he'll be making an impact possibly a year or two later would be a big mistake.
That may be true, but sometimes those skills don't translate into being the better player.

Also, I was low-balling on the 3-4 years. From everything I have read (*I only saw Nurse play during the top prospects game*), Nurse is really raw. It could take upwards of 5 to 6 years before he is even an effective NHLer. I think you make the Gormley trade to become a better team in the short term.

A lot also does depends on whether your scouts think Nurse becomes better than Gormley in the first place.

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