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04-04-2011, 07:58 PM
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Rundblad vs Tarasenko?

I remember when the 2010 draft was going on and i was exited to see who our pick was and then we traded it for David Rundblad. I was very disappointed AT THE TIME that we traded it for Rundblad for Tarasenko... But now it seems like Rundblad might be the better deal. Would u rather of picked Tarasenko?

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04-04-2011, 08:00 PM
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Tarasenko is Russian.

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04-04-2011, 08:08 PM
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You know...I felt the same way, as well as most of the posters here, but I think we can all agree that Murray made the right choice. Not that Tarasenko is a bad prospect, its just that Rundblad is better.

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04-04-2011, 08:15 PM
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And Tarasenko, according to Mcguire on Team1200, is playing hard ball with St-Louis and he might not be signed.

Yeah Murray did the right thing even though I'm fairly certain a lot of people (myself included) were mad that he picked yet another defenseman.

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who's the better player or who's the better pick?

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I wouldn't trade Rundblad for a 16th in this draft, and I wouldn't trade him for Tarensanko, or anyone drafted after him. As of right now, I believe we won that trade, by a lot actually.

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You know...I felt the same way, as well as most of the posters here, but I think we can all agree that Murray made the right choice. Not that Tarasenko is a bad prospect, its just that Rundblad is better.
Maybe right now but he has less potential IMO. Runblad is however the better prospect to have, cause of the Russian factor.

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Both guys have accomplished absolutely nothing in the NHL...

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Both guys have accomplished absolutely nothing in the NHL...
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Both guys have accomplished absolutely nothing in the NHL...
What does one even have to gain from making a post like this?

I said back then that I thought it was at the very least a respectable trade and I'm glad that I was proven right. Thats what happens when you put just a little blind faith in management

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A lot of fans were mad for not bad reasons. Rundblad was coming off a sub par season over in Sweden and was just turning it up late. The Sens scouts say this as Rundblad developing, not going on a hot streak, and decided they could get a gem with the 16th pick by trading it for a prospect. They were right and Rundblad exploded this year, almost breaking their record for points by a defenseman.

There's the whole Russian situation of going back to the KHL but I don't like the way most of them play, and watching the WJC, Tarasenko looked like a typical Russian. He got slashed on one play so dropped his gloves and stormed back to the bench. The skill is there but the attitude seemed to need a bit of work.

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It's pretty clear we weren't selecting Tarasenko even if the Rundblad deal was never offered to us. The question is going to be asked for years, and it will always be a pointless argument.

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What does one even have to gain from making a post like this?

I said back then that I thought it was at the very least a respectable trade and I'm glad that I was proven right. Thats what happens when you put just a little blind faith in management
For starters, Tarasenko was never part of the Ottawa organization so the premise of the thread is baseless. Second, there's really nothing to compare. Runblad had an historic season n Sweden which is great. Tarasenko shined at the WJC where he won gold. Now what the hell does that mean for NHL franchises really?

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To be honest, I think both teams cleaned up in that trade. Both prospects are stellar. Tarasenko is the higher ranked prospect, but it always takes prospects a little while to rise up in the rankings, and I suspect that Rundblad will move up. I'm happy not to have to deal with another russian.

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Tarasenko is Russian.

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This a whole bunch.

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For starters, Tarasenko was never part of the Ottawa organization so the premise of the thread is baseless. Second, there's really nothing to compare. Runblad had an historic season n Sweden which is great. Tarasenko shined at the WJC where he won gold. Now what the hell does that mean for NHL franchises really?
Okay. Don't compare them. Neither of those points relate to what you said, and clearly this thread does have a point because people are saying they changed opinions. I wasn't gonna post because I too think its not really a topic worth discussing, but I didnt want to be the guy who comes in and says nothing about the topic at hand, so I added my own little anecdote after responding to you. Its a thread on the internet, if you dont like it dont ruin it for others who DO like it.

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In a sense i was disappointed we traded the pick at the time, but as soon as i heard it was Rundblad i was ecstatic. I knew this guy was gonna be a great acquisition as a 3/4 defense man but by no means knew he was going to drop 50 points this year etc. I remember watching the 2009 Draft hoping we could pick him up, but on that note i was also a fan to take Tarasenko or Watson but either was a terrible pick.

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I understand the move.... flip the pick for a player that has had one more year of development. An extra year closer to being NHL ready for an ELC contract + RFA rights on a rebuilding team that has needed PMDs for 3 years... love the move and hope it works out

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Both guys have accomplished absolutely nothing in the NHL...
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Maybe right now but he has less potential IMO. Runblad is however the better prospect to have, cause of the Russian factor.
Rundblad has all the potential in the world. I wouldn't think Tarasenko has an appreciably better ceiling.

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Rundblad has all the potential in the world. I wouldn't think Tarasenko has an appreciably better ceiling.
Yeah I think they have similar ceilings. I'd rather Tarasenko's ceiling than Rundblad's given our situation but its pretty close from what I've seen.

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At this point I'm really wary of Russian prospects unless they're either a sure shot to make the team right away or if there's a talented guy available late in the draft who everyone else thinks won't sign for them.

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We've tried drafting russians and we tried to buy them later in their careers. No more

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What does one even have to gain from making a post like this?
What does one have to gain from any post in this entire thread? The whole thing is pointless, except to make people who don't seem to be able to think for themselves without first being told what it is they should think, somehow feel better about themselves.

It's nothing that hasn't already been discussed ad nauseam.

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I said back then that I thought it was at the very least a respectable trade and I'm glad that I was proven right.
Congratulations, would you like a pat on the back? You haven't been proven anything, which is Suiteness' point.

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It's just nicer to be positive than negative.

At this point in their respective careers, despite neither of them playing a game in the NHL, I would say that Rundblad has to be viewed as the more promising prospect. With that in mind either of them could outdo the other in the big leagues. As far as the trade goes it seems like a good one for us; so far it doesn't seem as though there's anyone in that draft that I would have taken in his place.

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