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Rangers trade Ethan Werek to Phoenix for Oscar Lindberg
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09-16-2013, 02:20 AM
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Good trade. Lindberg is like a
. He's very smart, good skater, patient on the ice, excellent playmaker. He has a better shot than Stepan, hits harder and is better on face-offs.
Granted, his playmaking, vision, hockey sense is not as good as Stepan, but they are all above average.
He was suggested by some in Europe to be drafted in the first round. Despite lasting into the second round, Lindberg had a good season in Sweden, establishing himself as a regular among adults while he was still a teenager.
The Rangers got a better prospect in this trade. People shouldn't be upset just because Werek is gone. We got an improvement.
Plus, and this is important, despite the fact that they are virtually the same age, because of the draft cutoff date, Lindberg was drafted in 2010 and Werek in 2009. That means the Rangers have an extra year to watch a player before determining whether he's worth signing.
By then, both of their development will be more advanced and it will be easier to tell if they are worth signing.
Thank god he's a poor man's Stepan or else we wouldn't be able to afford him either
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