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06-03-2008, 01:06 PM
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Adam Hall did not statistically produce squat. Nor did the vast majority of the players who pop up in threads like this. Skykora however did. He was on pace for a 33 goal, 31 assist season. Better than Drury put up this year, and he would have been paid about 1/3rd the amount.
Dont confuse regretting bringing him back, with thinking that having him would have made a difference. I for one merely think that he would have been a player who should have been brought back. I dont think he would have been a difference maker this season, but I think his cap hit, coupled with his productivity, and importance during shootout made signing him a no brainer. I still dont understand why he wasnt brought back.
I'm sorry...I'm calling BS on this. Posting Sykora's numbers and then extrapolating season numbers doesn't work for Petr. Sykora is the closest thing to a modern day Brian "Mr. October" Savage. Petr has always scored at above career rates whenever he was with a new team. Hell, read the Edmonton boards for his first month and you would of thought that they signed Jesus himself (he's on pace for 50+ goals!!!). His totals this year are even Anson Carter-esque (vancouver) if you consider him riding shotgun with arguably the league's MVP.
The Rangers already had Martin Straka (who was outproducing Sykora in addition to other tools like the PK and PP point usage).
The reason the Rangers let Sykora go was because he didn't create anything. He wasn't leadership, he wasn't grit, he wasn't puck possestion, he was a shooter (and a mid-tier one at best). Unlike Drury where his game doesn't change when the intensity rises and checking becomes tighter, Petr Sykora disappeared. And after an a self proclaimed awful night last night, a PP goal doesn't change my assessment of him.
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