Okay, I know one's a forward and one is a defenseman, but I was having an argument with a friend about the 2010 draft. I've always been of the opinion that Ottawa should have kept our pick and drafted Tarasenko instead of trading it to St. Louis for Rundblad. My friend disagrees.
So, who would you rather to your team, Tarasenko or Rundblad? I hate comparing forwards to defenders as much as the next guy but I'm curious now.
Tarasenko is the flavor of the day so it isn't really a fair comparison. I think when they are both settled in the NHL it would be a little more even but right now it has to be Tarasenko. There is just too much hype around him.
Now that Tarasenko has agreed to come to N.A, I think it's him by a fair margin. The move was very much a risk/reward move. If Tarasenko never comes over and Rundblad turns into a good NHL Dman, it's a big fail. Tarasenko has agreed to come over, so now looking at the players' skill and value to an NHL team only, it's Tarasenko.