|Originally posted by crazedcanuck |
Come on guys, give your heads a shake.
Stalberg and Versteeg are the meat of the deal as the remainders are long shots of equal stature.
Stalberg has the higher offensive upside and is in the last yr of his ELC, while Versteeg is $3mil.
I like Versteeg, he's a complete player and will eat up PK time.
However he's doubtful to regularly top 60pts, which is what I think Stalberg will become.
This deal will take a few yrs to shake out, but considering how little cash Toronto has to throw around until they lose a defenceman or 3, and how much we need top tier offensive talent, you guys should really hold off on thinking this is a home run.
Any time Burke seems to make a move, too many of you fanboys yell WOOHOO AWESOME.
This trade doesn't warrant it as it's a minor upgrade over Stalberg in 2010 and potentially a downgrade longterm.
Its not a big name deal but I would take Versteeg over Stalberg any day of the week. Stalberg has never topped 60 pts at any level he's played at so I don't know why you would think he has that potential. Stalberg is a good third liner.
Versteeg is a talented offensive player but on a legit contender he is nothing more then a third liner who will get top 6 time if someone gets hurt. On the leafs he will be a top 6 guy unless the leafs do some dealing before the season starts.
I definitely think the leafs got the better end of the deal at this point but both players are still developing.
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Last edited by Moral Hazard on Apr-26-2011 at 07:48