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Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 28 at 1:17 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hockeyfan1234</b></div><div>Because Giroux had significantly less value for a multitude of reasons. Giroux was 34 at the time of the trade, Jake would be 29. Giroux had a full NMC so the flyers had very little leverage. Jake has a 12 team NTC so there would absolutely be bidding war for him. Jake already has more goals and more points in 12 less games than Giroux has at the time of trade. Tippet absolutely was a top prospect. He was only 21 or just turned 22 at the time of the trade and was already getting significant nhl time. It was also only his 2nd nhl season. He played 7 games, which doesn’t count as an nhl season. Then he played 40 something games the following season which was considered his rookie season. So to sum it up, the reason there’s a significant leap in this trade to the Giroux trade is because you’re getting a better player with much more trade value.</div></div>

And the part you ignored completely is that better players don't necessarily get more from season to season at the deadline. The best players available are always worth in the same ballpark regardless of how they might compare to each other across seasons. Short of having term or an extension in place Guentzel is just the best winger available, not a player who is better than XYZ from part seasons. Use the Giroux example and then go back and look for players who got significantly more than him at the deadline, like this trade, who didn't have term of some fashion in place when traded.

To give you an example this trade highly resembles the Timo Meier trade to New Jersey last season. Meier was the top winger and a player of Guentzel's caliber, etc. He was traded as an RFA, with a minimum of 2 seasons, to the Devils. Term is what pushed his value up to this level.
Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 27 at 10:50 p.m.
Thread: Full rebuild