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11-04-2010, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Snotbubbles View Post
This is Holmgren we're talking about.

He threw 5M a year at Jeff Carter who up to that point had averaged about .6 pts/gm and had 11pts in 23 playoff games. Giroux is averaging about .6 pts/gm and has 26pts in 29 playoff games. How much will he get?
3 years ago was a different animal as far as RFAs went. Still really in the shadow of the Vanek offer sheet then.

I'll also note that Jeff Carter has one of the rarest of abilities in the NHL: raw goal scoring ability. Giroux is going to get points -- wouldn't be shocked to see him get more points than Carter on a regular basis -- but Carter will almost certainly pot more goals than Giroux. Similar to the thing between Carter and Richards.

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