Value of: Hardest position to trade for?

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  1. maplepred

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    Being a preds fan I think the absolute hardest position to acquire a top player for is a centreman. Is this true? I think goalies are easier to acquire than a top line centre. What about a top pairing defenseman?
    I mean Nashville has never had to worry about that because we draft the crap out of amazing defenseman, but do other teams struggle with this more so than a top line centre?

    Basically it would come down to this:
    Who would be the hardest to acquire out of Carey price, John Tavares or drew doughty??
    I am not talking about team needs or weaknesses, I just mean what is the hardest position to trade for? Picture those three on any given team.

    I mean I see centres as the hardest to get but we traded a top defenseman for a top centre straight up with the Johansen for jones deal.

    Are centres the hardest to acquire or no? I can't imagine it being a goalie, but I can definitely see top defenseman.
     
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    i'd say defense, nobody wants to give a good one up it seems unless Ryan Johansen comes back.
     
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    Tied between #1C and #1D.
     
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    Price, obviously, even before his extension. Not that Tavares and Doughty are expendable scrubs but outside of McDavid perhaps Price is the MVP.
     
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    Top pair defenseman.
     
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    Young top 4 RHD
    Top Center is next hardest
     
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    You're a Preds fan. Your team has an abundance of defenseman. In fact you arguably have 4 top pairing defenseman and your GM wont trade one of them for Matt Duchene who is a #1C. That should show you that defenseman are more valuable than centres.

    FTR I agree with Poile refusing to trade Ekholm for Duchene.
     
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    #1 center.

    IMO, there are more defenders ably filling a #1 role than there are centers.
     
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    Even then it's your quantity. CBS had no good centers after Johansen (Before Wennberg's emergence), and still traded for a position of need, despite having an already very good RHD in Savard.
     
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    How I see it is handedness is the most important for defenseman and least important for centers. Centers simply need balance with wingers. For the Flames a right handed shot center would be awesome especially to compliment Gaudreau's elite passing. For the Preds on the other hand a left handed playmaking defenseman would be great for Arvidsson/Forsberg. But as a whole the handedness isn't as important, as centers don't play the boards as often and overall their handedness makes little difference overall.
     
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    In Montreal its a top 6C!
     
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    Center and D. The two most important positions on the team. You have to draft those players.
     
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    Either #1C or #1D.
     
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    Right now I would say it is a true #1D man. You would almost have to draft one since it would be very rare for a team to give one up in a trade. Or one can wait if one makes it to UFA status.
     
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    I think we've seen more #1C's get traded in recent years then #1D.
     
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    center and dman
     
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    Whichever position you don't have.
     
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    Yeah i'd say it's definitely between #1C and #1D especially #1RHD
     
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    Reading people's opinions on here it really makes the straight up swap of Jones for Johansen even more incredible, especially since it's now been a season and a half and it has worked tremendously for both teams.
     
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    #1c & #1rhd
     
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