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03-20-2010, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveMatthew View Post
Oh yeah... en route to a lottery pick for Boston...
He overpaid for a 35+ goal guy. A 22 year old sniper that is developing into one of the NHL's best finishers. I'm sure Burke would not want to give as much up but he'll have to even it out in other avenues such as signing the Bozaks of the world for free.

We could desperately use a player of Kessel's ability. The people laughing at Burke for paying what he did, at least he did not give away a 50 goal scorer.

Kessel is the best young sniper in the NE division, we don't have a forward close to his goal scoring ability.

They're winning some games at the end of the year after the deadline when there's no pressure. Good for them, but it means nothing. They did the same thing last year, and the year before.
I'm not looking at the wins and losses just the youth that has been collected.

Forwards 25 and under Kessel, Grabovski, Kulemen, Bozak, Stahlberg and Caputi

Brought in a 24 year old former Norris finalist and potential franchise defenseman to build around.
Has a 20 year old shutdown defenseman top 10 pick developing as a number two.
Then Gunnersson looks like the 22 year old will be a second pair 2nd unit PP type guy.

Gustavsson 25Yrs old is having a decent rookie season.

Have not even touched on prospects they do have.

Gotta love Phaneuf's 0 goals, 4pts and -1 rating in 15 games too. On pace for less than 30 points on the year. When are you going to make a thread about him not being worth 6.5 million?
Not the first time an offennsive defenseman offensively slumped in his early 20's

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