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01-09-2010, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by rangers32185 View Post
I agree, if anything this video further frustrates me because of the talent he can possess, his problem is showing up game to game, and comparing him to Avery is stupid. Avery's job is to forecheck, throw some hits, mix it up, you can't compare Avery to Zherdev it's like apples to oranges, neither Kotalik to Zherdev, Kotalik isn't Zherdev's replacement, Kotalik was signed to man the point on the power play, not to fill Zherdev's shoes. I'm sorry but some people need to get over Zherdev, that ship has sailed, as has Prucha, Dawes.
Never mentioned Prucha, Dawes, myself.. however. On the subject of comparing the two, or even three players... we're not comparing them by on ice play. But by on ice results.

For virtually the same salary (Avery $4m, even though we're paying him $2, Kotalik at $3, and reportedly Zherdev at $3.25), the production we'd get out of Zherdev would far surpass both Avery and Kotalik.

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