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04-27-2011, 12:49 PM
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TheGrapesOfMcIlrath
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Originally Posted by satrabyk View Post
Some people are so delusional on this board. Prospal is not a stop gap or whatever u want to call him, hes a broken down horse that is finished. Drury has to be bought out or retired, do u honestly think he can go a whole season with just taking D zone draws lol. W2 now this guy is awful and will not be back next season id place a big bet on that one. If were not going to sign good quality free agents or older guys than i would much rather see young guys like Stepans of the world playing than your so called stop gaps.
How is Prospal finished? He played in 82 and 75 games the past 2 seasons respectively. He had a knee problem, and came back to score 23 points in 29 games, carrying us into the playoffs in the process. All of this on a knee that still isn't completely healed.

What is the harm in bringing him back another year if he can properly rehab his kneee over the summer? He scores, brings leadership, has shown chemistry with Gaborik, and genuinely loves to play for this team. Players like Prospal were built for Broadway. Coupled with the fact that he will probably return on the cheap, there is absolutely no downside to offering him a 1 year extension.

If he can't hack it in training camp, then you cut him loose. Out of all the problems we have on this team, Prospal is not one of them. If a youngster can't beat out a 36 year old coming off of major knee surgery for a roster spot, they aren't ready anyway. I seriously don't know what you have against Prospal, you bash the guy every chance you get.

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