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09-15-2011, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I'm just thinking in terms of his chemistry with Jagr, if Nylander gets the slot and plays limited minutes at even strength but on the PP with Jagr, it could be worth a $500k contract. Obviously, he has to prove he can still play though. I don't know how I would feel about them ditching Betts. I mean, if the guy can no longer play that's one thing, but at this point he's gotta be our top PK guy, no?
I was thinking the same thing. Nylander might not get enough time to play with Jagr even strength unless we shuffle the lines/play Jagr as a bottom 6 so most of their playing time will come on the PP (if he has the ability to do so). Betts was (keyword) really good at FO and one of our best PKers. With losing Powe and Richards one would think that Betts would get a chance to be a prime PKer again. Unless Nylander can playing 3rd line, PP, and PK with a cheap contract he might not make it. Part of it will also depend on who would be moved to the wing.

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