And you're Einstein. You do realise Foligno's Dad and brother are pretty darn good players. So obviously he has the right jeans. Also Buffalo didn't want to trade Foligno to us and thought Kassian was expendable because of how good Foligno was.
Well, I've watched hockey before and having hockey genes doesn't guarantee you will be better than a player whose dad didn't play in the NHL. Just because a rookie 4th rounder comes up and plays well at the end of the season with no pressure becasue his main competition has been moved out is not a reason to use that as a predictor for the future careers. Think of all the rookies that get hyped. You can't just take the best rookies of this year, multiply their stats by 10 and say that's the amount of points you get in a career.
PLAYERS DEVELOP, HE IS 20 YEARS OLD.
You guys gotta try to understand. There are numerous players every year that get drafted, some play really well as expected, some don't, and some come out of nowhere. Now these young players eventually will become the basis of the players in the NHL and not every player was totally predictable as to how he'd turn out. More times than not the prediction is off the mark and more times than not a player's first years are not a prediction of what type of player they will become.
Pieterangelo is a guy that came in a couple years before Kassian with an even higher potential. After struggling a bit in his junior year at the world jr's he was phenomenal in his senior year. His first couple years in the NHL were very mediocre, now he looks like the stud I knew he'd be. Young players take time to start showing their promise. Over a 15 year career, getting used to NHL hockey in your 2nd year as compared to the first year is not really a big deal. It happens all the time. Just think, there are many many young players in the NHL right now and all are playing at different levels. Barely any of those levels will be similar in 5 years.
What happened to all the sutters, Stalls, Schenns, Koivu. We could both go on and on. The fact is both Foligno brothers are playing in the nhl and there is a reason why we got Kassian and not Foligno. Buffalo saw more value in Foligno.
Or as anyone with a brain would note MG would have never considered him in a trade for Hodgson. Foligno is far different from the type player Kassian and Hodgson are and you'd have to be borderline brain dead to make this trade ... even today.
If you want to trade for Foligno start with Hansen and look to sweeten the deal if you want as these are both similar players. Remember Rome was also on pace to score over 100 goals last year at one point ... duh!
Edited by Dogbyte, 22 May 2012 - 10:59 AM.
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