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04-28-2013, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Bismuth View Post
Voracek broke out this year - I don't think either team expected him to be a point-per-game player when he was traded. LA was looking to trade Johnson's contract for offense, and the draft pick acquired from LA will be later than 20th overall. Neither of those trades brought back nearly as much value as you seem to want for Eriksson. I'd imagine Shattenkirk and Skinner have more value than Eriksson on their own.
Players that had more than 70+ points each year from 2009-2012:

Henrik Sedin
Steven Stamkos
Martin St. Louis
Joe Thornton
Eric Staal
Loui Eriksson

This is a testament to each of these players ability to both produce and stay healthy.

And Loui is the best defensive forward on that list.

While I admit this is a bit of cherry picking because Loui slumped during this shortened season, he is still a top 30 player in the NHL on a top 10 non-rookie contract.

Voracek's numbers in Columbus are similar to Gagner's (up until this shortened season) and a bit worse than Skinner's (not taking into account Skinner is having a poor year).

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