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07-20-2011, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyerfan808 View Post
Stamkos may have the potential to score fifty goals beyond 27 years old. Not consistently, but he has the potential to get there once.

I agree that whoever signs him probably won't get the same production that Tampa will on this contract. I expect his production will taper downward as he gets older yes, but not significantly. Is it absurd to think that Stamkos can put up 35-40 goal seasons into his early thirties?
No. Is it absurd to pay him like he is 50-goal guy through his early 30s? Yes.

Same reason the bidding war on Kovalchuk was idiotic, and why the draft is so damn important.

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