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06-29-2013, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by MuffinMerc View Post
Terrible comparisons...

Brad Marchand:
2010/2011: 21 Goals, 20 Assists
2011/2012: 28 Goals, 27 Assists
2012/2013: 18 Goals, 18 Assists

Tyler Seguin:
2010/2011: 11 Goals, 11 Assists
2011/2012: 29 Goals, 38 Assists
2012/2013: 16 Goals, 16 Assists

Now for David Jones...
2010/2011: 27 Goals, 18 Assists
2011/2012: 20 Goals, 17 Assists
2012/2013: 3 Goals, 6 Assists

And for the hell of it I looked up Blake Comeau: 6 goals, 6 assists on the season (2 goals with the Jackets, 3 assists for both teams) still better than Jones this season. If I was offered Seguin for Tanguay would I do it? Sure. But we weren't offered him. Comparing these third liners is like comparing tricycle to a Porsche 911. Both will get you to where you want to go, but one is clearly better than the other.
My comparisons were to serve a purpose. Chiefly, to show that trading a first liner for a third liner isn't bad in and of itself. I think it is a perfectly valid point. You are absolutely right that Marchand and Seguin are in a different league to Jones. But Tanguay is on his way to being a beat-up tricycle amongst sports cars himself, so their relative value is extremely comparable, which is a different discussion. Again, my point was not to compare Jones to Marchand et al., it was to compare the values of some third liners to first liners and thereby show that the following statement from your post failed to properly support its conclusion:

As it stands the teams have traded a bottom pairing D for a bottom pairing D, and a first liner for a third liner. We. Got. Fleeced.
If the trade was to Boston for Bartkowski and Marchand, the statement would apply, but the conclusion wouldn't, hence the fallacy.

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