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05-31-2013, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkaholic View Post
I disagree, you would never trade an elite #1C no matter what you didn't have. You build franchises around these players, so it doesn't really matter what they decide. COL may think one of them is the safer pick.

If its unfair to compare MacKinnon to Crosby..which it is..it's unfair to compare Jones to a Norris Dman like Suter. And I still say its easier to find Norris Dmen than it is elite#1C..and thats what these 2 players project to be.
And MacKinnon to Toews. Just putting out the barometers here since Crosby isn't just some great #1 Center as that doesn't do him justice. It'd be like saying would you trade Ryan Getzlaf for Nicklas Lidstrom? In a heartbeat.

I don't think finding #1 D is easier. Here's who HF voted the 50 best Defensemen last season (obviously wouldn't look the exact same today). http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1247437

#1 - Shea Weber
#2 - Zdeno Chara
#3 - Erik Karlsson
#4 - Alex Pietrangelo
#5 - Ryan Suter
#6 - Nicklas Lidstrom (retired)
#7 - Kris Letang
#8 - Drew Doughty
#9 - Duncan Keith
#10 - Keith Yandle
#11 - Dan Boyle
#12 - Alexander Edler
#13 - Brent Seabrook
#14 - Brian Campbell
#15 - Oliver Ekman-Larsson
#16 - Tobias Enstrom
#17 - Ryan McDonagh
#18 - Kimmo Timonen
#19 - Dan Girardi
#20 - Erik Johnson
#21 - Marc Staal
#22 - Brent Burns
#23 - Niklas Kronwall
#24 - Dan Hamhuis
#25 - Dion Phaneuf
#26 - Mike Green
#27 - Mark Streit
#28 - P.K. Subban
#29 - Tyler Myers
#30 - Jack Johnson
#31 - Kevin Shattenkirk
#32 - Dustin Byfuglien
#33 - Zach Bogosian
#34 - Jay Bouwmeester
#35 - Kevin Bieksa
#36 - Dennis Seidenberg
#37 - Mark Giordano
#38 - Christian Ehrhoff
#39 - Michael Del Zotto
#40 - Lubomir Visnovsky
#41 - Dmitry Kulikov
#42 - Karl Alzner
#43 - Marc-Edouard Vlasic
#44 - John Carlson
#45 - Braydon Coburn
#46 - Victor Hedman
#47 - Jason Garrison
#48 - Joni Pitkanen
#49 - Willie Mitchell
#50 - Travis Hamonic / Josh Gorges

How many do you see as true bonafide #1 Defenseman? I mean, Seabrook and Campbell were considered #13 and #14.. How many do you think would be available for trade? It seems to be there's a lot more passable #1 Centers.

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