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06-26-2010, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by JTG32005 View Post
Here's the thing with boom or bust guys for me. Let's take Bennett and Watson as examples. So Bennett has way more offensive potential than Watson, but Bennett is also a top 6 or bust, so if he doesn't make the top 6, he is useless, where as if Watson doesn't make the top 6, he has 3rd line potential and he still holds some sort of NHL value.

I'd give up some offensive potential for that certainty. I mean, look at how coveted Colby Armstrong is.
But between the two players the higher risk one might have a higher chance of becoming a star over the safer one and frankly, we still don't need more of those bottom 6 types so whether he busts and goes to Europe or plays on our 4th like like is irrelevant to me because I'd consider it a bust either way. I guess it saves you the inconvenience of signing a guy for 800k in the offseason to replace them... but really is that worth fussing about?!?

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