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09-04-2013, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by HighLifeMan View Post
...and what has Jake Gardiner proven at the NHL level for an extended period of time, Hudlinator?

In addition to that Gardiner is also only a year younger than he Backlund, so it's not exactly like there is a huge discrepancy here in terms of where these players are at in their development.

I pass on this trade from a Calgary standpoint. Taking on Liles while losing Backlund in the process is simply not worth it.
I never said Gardiner has ever proved anything but that doesn't make Backlund a top 6 player. Why does overselling one player mean we have to take shots at another player?

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