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07-10-2011, 02:57 PM
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Jester
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
Versteeg had three 20-goal seasons in a row.

I'm glad 20-goal seasons mean something significant, I mean if people were so ready to throw him to the wolves and all...

Just to put things into perspective for you, but do you seriously believe Jordan Staal is going to be a significantly stronger offensive player than he is now?

Yes, I consider a 20-goal scoring Couturier to be a disappointment. I want 30-40-70+ from him, not 25-35-60.

Also, disappointment doesn't actually hinge on prediction. It's based on hope, not expectation. Just pointing out that there is actually a difference between hope and expectation.
108 guys had 20 goals last year, Chris. Getting 20 goals in the NHL is significant. That's a top 6 forward no problem.

All of this while ignoring the defense that Staal brings to the table. Unrealistic hopes and ludicrous labels for disappointment are just that, unrealistic and ludicrous.

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