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05-10-2013, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Zman5778 View Post
Terrible comparison. Oshie, by far and away, is a better player than Stafford. It's not even close.

Oshie isn't as good as Vanek, and that's not all that close either.

But, from a trade value POV, Oshie being locked up for longer helps his trade value. Vanek only having one more year hurts his trade value UNLESS he goes to a team that has no interest in re-signing him.
I am by no means saying Oshie is the BEST the Sabres could get in a Vanek deal... but if that offer were on the table, I'd take it over another mid range futures laden deal like the Pommer trade. I think getting some a young vet, 2 way, top 6 winger... under long term control would be a great move.

I doesn't matter what the VTVT's say (that's "Vanek Trade Value Tools"). These are the same clowns who were pointing to Carter to Columbus, and Richards to LA... and calling for "1 high end prospect, 1 young NHLer, and a high pick" in return for Pommer. And then when the Pommer trade went down for 2 prospects they never heard of and 2 picks, they were like "SEEEEEEEE!!!! TOLD YOU".

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