We're not talking about the past right now. This isn't the past. This is a trade I am suggesting for today.
The fact that Raymond has 1 ES G and 2 PPGs in a span of 2 games & 6 games without a single point doesn't not make him a secondary offensive threat.
Brouwer when he's not scoring he's still grinding, getting players off their game, hitting, fighting, putting pressure on the goalie on the PP, etc.
When Raymond isn't scoring he's a useful PKer. The Canucks don't need help in that area, the Caps do.
Brouwer's value NOW > Raymond's value NOW.
I know of course right now Brouwer's value is higher, I'm not arguing that. I was saying it was unfair of you to judge what Brouwer got at his most valuable state, vs what Raymond would get at his least valuable state.
And PP goals still make him a secondary scoring threat, our PP has struggled aswell and having a secondary option that can score is just as vital and has been as much an issue as 5 on 5 scoring.
I know what both do and I know what both can bring, we have differing opinions on value and where they are, so that is fine we can just agree to disagree there.
The deal simple doesn't suit us right now, we don't need to get bigger and slower. We have addressed those things and having speed is vital in our system (One of the reasons I wasn't so keen on Arnott) We have what Brouwer can bring, right now Raymond is adding some nice secondary scoring so we should just stick with what is working.
We can just agree to disagree however.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 04 February 2013 - 05:11 PM.