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07-23-2011, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
It is important to understand the actual potential we're dealing with here before you make any predictions.

Schenn I equate to having the potential/game of a slightly lesser version of Toews (Not Richards).
--60-PPG and outstanding two-way play.

Couturier I equate to roughly the same potential/game as someone like E. Staal.
--70-PPG and great physical two-way play with size and dominance in the circle.

Giroux I equate to having the potential/game of a lesser version of Forsberg.
--70-PPG and great playmaking as well as a physical and a flashy game.

vanRiemsdyk I equate to having the same potential/game as a lesser version of LeClair.
--70-PPG+ and great size that can crash the net and goals from anywhere as well as remaining strong defensively.

Giroux already is a 70-PPG player. Giroux's potential is 85 to 90-PPG.

I like what the Flyers have done this offseason. They identified that Richards and Carter weren't the guys to win the Cup for them and they moved them before they were stuck for 10 years. Even if none of the guys they got in return for them pan out, they have given themselves the flexibility to make moves over the next decade.

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