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08-10-2004, 03:35 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Gloomsville, USA
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Never been a big Nylander fan.
Having said that, the move simply fills a temporary void. Nothing more.
The one problem i do have is the amount of money he is making. A little under 9 million dollars for 3 years is a bit steep for a player who at best is a 20 goal, 60 point player at this point if he stays healthy.
Like almost always my friend, we disagree....But like I said before, I used to feel the same way about Nylander buth ave really liked the way he has played---when healthy- the last few years...
When you look a little deeper into his numbers you see that ignoring last year when he was on pace to a 55 assist season, Nylander has averaged 43 A in his last 3 full season..The assist-meister is something we have been missing for a few years and Nylander's slick passing fits that order......Also, Nylander has been a plus player for every single one of the last 5 seasons, totaling a +48 over that time period...I know +/- isn't everything, but a +48 while playing for TB, Chi, Wash and Boston ain't bad...
Putting that together with the way I've seen him play the last two years and I think we got ourselves a good passing center who will score around 60 points (which is good in today's NHL) and play decent defense for a few more years..I see that more then a void filler and a good move by Sather...And yes, I hate saying that....
And is 3 mill all that much as NHL salaries go??
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