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05-10-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Lewy View Post
I already said that since Berglunds an RFA his value decreases. I thought we were past that already? Talking logic and using massive hyperbole don't jive. Crosby / Ovechkin were the closest to sure things as we've seen. I have heard over and over again people talking about "the deepest draft in years" year after year. #7 is never a sure thing.
The Oilers are not going to trade #7 overall for an RFA Patrick Berglund. Maybe for a Patrick Berglund that is signed for the next four years ay 3M per or some such, but not RFA.
The premise that Patrick Berglund will be a better NHL player over the next couple of years at least, still stands, I think.
The premise isn't that Berglund is going to be better than a Monahan/Lindholm, that's the conclusion or statement. The premise is the logic you use to defend that statement. In this case the premise was "It doesn't matter until they prove themselves". I said that the premise was wrong because it excludes all prospects as they all need to prove thing at the NHL level.

Rather, I would say that the likelihood of the particular (Monahan/Lindholm) developing into a second line center that doesn't surpass Berglund to be very unlikely.

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