Thread: Value of: Alex Burmistrov to Detroit
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06-12-2013, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Grind View Post
if burmi was performing like he is, but was 5 years older, yes that's probably all he'd be worth.

paul gausted, 30 year old third line center PK specialist returns first roundpick.

pretty sure someone doing the same thing nine years younger is worth at least that.
People should really stop using the Paul Gaustad deal as a marker of value. It had a lot of unique things going on.

1.) It was a trade deadline deal, so unless we are talking moving Burmi next February it really should have no bearing whatsoever on this discussion

2.) Nashville was really going all in, a misguided attempt to get Suter and Weber both to commit long-term

3.) The Wings (a likely first round opponent which turned out to be the case) were the other team heavily involved on Gaustad, Nashville had to beat their offer in their mind.

But we all know it was a terrible deal, especially in hindsight and with the contract he got afterwards exacerbating the situation.

It would be like me saying Patrick Sharp was had for a third rounder that is all we should give up. You are using an outlier for value there.

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