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02-05-2011, 12:55 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lavergne, TN
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The problem is Legwand was the #2 pick in his draft. He has not turned out to be the offensive weapon he was projected to be. He has become a shut down center, that's fine you need that. But if he can't pot 20 goals and double digit assists along with that, he is overpaid. And for us as offensively challenged as we are, we can't afford that. So this is a reflection on management more than anything else.
And yet when he's paired with decent offensive talent, he and his linemates produce? Hmmmmm. Could it not be a direct reflection of Legwand and his talent as opposed to the way he's being used? We complain he doesn't score when paired with Smithson and Ward and yet when the numbers show that Legwand's, Wilson's and Hornqvist's production have all gone up since they've been a line no mention of this is made and the losing streak we're on is thrown upon his feet. I love how that always seems to be the case. We struggle offensively and it's Legwand's fault. How about sometimes guys miss. How about other teams goalies make some pretty good saves. Last time I checked that Ovie guy is underproducing for the money he's making. Just because you're the number 2 overall pick and projected to be a scorer doesn't mean it's going to happen. You wanna go back and do the research on number 2 picks and what they were projected to do and what they actually did? How about overall number 1's while we're at it or throw in the top 3 for that matter.
What's funny is that Lecavalier, with one Cup win and the number 1 pick that year has been pretty invisible since Stamkos showed up in Tampa and he's paid a heck of a lot more than Legwand is.
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