Thread: Proposal: Van (Bieksa) - TB (Purcell)
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05-16-2013, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ohnoeszz View Post
What young talent? And does that young talent actually do anything for the Canucks roster?

My "sell job" is less about the unavailability of young talent (despite the truth in that) and more about the Canucks not needing more shots in the dark to fix the second line. It is an immediate need. Purcell addresses that. A quality 2nd line forward for a quality top 4 D seems like a fair swap to me as long as the teams have depth from where they are dealing.
I never said the value wasn't fair, although I think we could get a bit more for Bieksa, just that I don't like the form of the return. If we couldn't get young talent, which you seem confident we couldn't, I'd rather keep him.

I guess we'll just agree to disagree that Purcell is what the Canucks need.

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