Thread: Speculation: Which Big Salaried Forward Goes?
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05-04-2010, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by param View Post
The reason San Jose is deadly is because we are stacked on offense. Heatley, Clowe, Setoguchi, Couture, and McGinn can easily (yes I say with a lot of confidence...easily) make up for Marleau's production.
You can never easily replace 44 goals and over a point per game. But this is going to turn into a semantic debate where I don't think losing that production is a small deal and you think it is easily overcome.

Similar response to both of your Setoguchi points. One season of high goalscoring with Joe, followed by a season of mediocre and inconsistent goalscoring, doesn't prove to me that Setoguchi can replace Marleau's production or consistently score 30 goals over a season.

Hell, Cheechoo had better production on an arguably less talented 3rd line.

Guys seto's age who are scoring 30 goals consistently? Patrick Kane had his first 30-goal season this year. Out of three. But people know/think he'll keep that pace up. Setoguchi is no Kane. Just one example.

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