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03-05-2009, 12:53 PM
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When Armstrong played with Crosby he put up more points. If Crosby is a good playmaker I think it is quite reaonable to assume Army would have been even more productive this season.
If Tyler Kennedy is REALLY that much better than Armstrong why isn't he playing on Crosby's line? The Penguins gave up a valuable commodity to land Kunitz. The truth is that Kennedy is not a solution and that's why he is on the 3rd line.
Thrashers GM has commented in numerous media outlets that the phone was ringing off the hook with offers for Armstrong and he turned them down. Apparently a lot of other NHL GMs think Armstrong is quite valuable as a player.
Armstrong and Kennedy are both good players, but both aren't good enough to do what they need to do with Crosby. The Penguins weren't looking for a replacement for Armstrong, because Armstrong was never what the Pens needed on the first line. The Pens are looking for the 1st line winger they never had for Crosby, except for Hossa.
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