Eklund: Hartnell to St. Louis
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12-18-2013, 07:51 AM
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Like Hartnell too but his is redundant with Simmonds on the team. It would be worth it to use his salary cap space on a different type of player.
Yeah, god forbid you have two power forwards.
I am not opposed to trading Hartnell but people are ridiculous to say he has no value. Look at what Clowe got, look at the contracts Clarkson and Clowe got and neither produced close to Hartnell year in and year out. Teams work the phones for PFs at the trade deadline, especially guys that that can produce in the top 6 and on the PP. Plus, the guy has been a beast in the playoffs. Jeez, guys like Antropov had a market.
Hartnell's 37 goal season was an abberation but he has been a lock for 20-25 goals a season to go along with the sand paper and agitating. People act like he never scored a goal until he played with Jagr. He has scored 20+ with all types of centers. A playmaker like Giroux, a shooter like Carter & Briere, a two guy like Richards.
The Flyers are a small team up front as is so if they are trading Hartnell they better add speed&skill to beat teams because they will get ground down in a long series (assuming they make the palyoffs).
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