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08-22-2010, 05:44 PM
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I'm on the fence about a guy like Lee Stempniak. The only reason I say this is because of his shooting percentage last season when he got to PHX. Its
above his normal percentage, and makes me wonder what kinda player he really is (with only limited viewings, I cannot say for certain whether I think he fits here). I have a feeling that whoever eventually signs Stemp is gonna end up being disappointed, but that's just a hunch on my part, and I could be completely off base.
But yea, I'd much rather Stemp than Guerin, but no question he'd cost quite a bit more too, and I don't think we have a shot at him. Hell, I'd even look at a guy like Svatos before Guerin, if it's only a cheap one-year deal.
I think when all is said and done, and as you stated, the plan is to have Carcillo play in the top-9, whether any of us agree with that plan or not. And personally, I think he can be an asset up there. We haven't seen the best of what Carcillo can bring to the table yet.
I agree with most of what you said.
Even if you're nervous about Stempniak, what better choice do you have? You mentioned Svatos, but as an Avs fans as well, I can assure you that he's no better a choice then Stempniak. Svatos used to have what it takes to make a major impact scoring-wise, but he doesn't anymore. He hasn't had a major impact offensively since 05-06 and he hasn't had a 70-game NHL season in his career. In a fully, healthy season I imagine that both players, on average, would post around 30 points. Except that Stemp has potential to do even better then that while Svatos doesn't anymore. Even if Stempniak reverts to his usual form (which will likely happen) he's still good for 30ish points.
Carcillo is actually arguably just as good of a choice as Stempniak actually. I agree with you that he has potential he hasn't shown. I think, in the right situation, he can prove to be a valuable player offensively like in the first couple rounds of the playoffs.
The funny thing is that we could have had Gagne in our top nine instead of Carcillo, with the same exact group of forwards we have now, and been set. If he didn't **** up of course.
I can't think of another team that can even come close to what the Flyers could have had.
Impressive, isn't it? That's what could have been. I just wish that Homer would either quit with this three scoring lines ******** or at least commit to it in full. Right now, he hasn't fully committed to the idea because we don't have three full scoring lines.
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