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07-19-2010, 06:28 AM
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What's better.. Death by drowing or death by a gunshot?
I think Koivu is pretty overpaid. I suppose they are counting on his continued improvement and the cap continuing to go up.
Zanon is a different story in my mind. He was sorely missed last year on the PK. Dare I say I would've rather had Zanon than Hamhuis last year. Not to mention, we could've gotten a kings randsom for Hamhuis last offseason too.
I'll disagree simply because I think Zanon could be one of the top 3 most overrated Predators of all time. He was a great shot blocker, yes, but that was literally ALL he was good at. He was terrible positionally, slow, and completely devoid of physicality. I think our PK suffered due to one aspect in particular going missing...the ability to win a faceoff on special teams. Losing Nichol and Fiddler hurt more than losing Zanon, IMO. Smithson, normally pretty reliable in terms of faceoff percentage, had a down year in PK FO%. Legwand did as well, though his % in other situations was about on par for where it normally is.
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