It's not even about how he's done so far in his career. The dumb part of your post was calling a 25 year old a "career 3rd liner." He has much more of his career to go, could blossom at age 27-30 even (like PAP) and to say he's reached his peak already is absurd.
Leaf fan here with little interest in another young, LH, OFD. Anyways, Jamie McGinn is not a second line player. Doesn't matter if he's scored 37 or 27 points in a season. Still not a second liner. Good character guy though and certainly a nice depth piece. I'd keep him if I were the Avs.
Kully needs a fresh start. The Panthers are a poorly run dog **** franchise. I like them, but Kully on a new team will do well. He came into the league really good..but the team just can't do well...they let Brian Campbell have 30 mins and wonder why they're a weak team.
Look forward to the Kulikov traded tweet. Should be any day now too.
Yeah, so unless you're talking like 4 years ago, I'll take the 25 year old who's still got something to show, who's 2 years younger and on the better contract rather than the guy who's supposed to be in his prime but 'apparently' can't outscore a crappy 3rd liner as you leafers put it.