Which Big Salaried Forward Goes?
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05-03-2010, 02:11 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
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I don't think anyone has to go, but under the assumption that someone must I chose Heatley. He's a great player, but I think his salary is out of line with his importance to the team. That's assuming the UFA/RFAs are willing to sign for reasonable amounts - if Marleau wants 8 million or Seto wants 5 or something then clearly they go. I'm sure Marleau will be the popular pick after his disappointing playoffs, but I think he contributes more than Heatley and will sign for a lot less.
Heatley works his ass off where as Marleau has been floating since he was picked for the Olympic team. Marleau's target this year was to be on the Olympics team, as soon as he was named to that team his played started falling off. He just doesn't try hard enough all the time. Heatley has been working hard even when he isn't scoring goals, his awesome playmaking abilities have been a pleasant surprise.
Dump Marleau (even without taking into account his playoff crappyness)
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