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12-15-2011, 06:45 PM
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So if a 3rd line centre plays a great defensive game, as Timmy C does, and plays "just" 50 games but nets 50 points and that helps the Leafs make the playoffs, thats a bad thing?
Not new, just going along with the theme that if he is injured, the Leafs have zero problems financially paying someone else to step in while Tim collects his millions. There is a clue for ya.
What it comes down to is this, i am happy if Tim C plays 50-60 games and produces 50-60 points not even centering the games top 2 wingers in Lupul/Kessel... eventually he will probably be on that line with them, but until he is, he is doing a heck of a job where he is and every Leafs fans is happy with him.
Ok..No team would have a "problem" paying someone to step in for an injured player, the fact is if the leafs start to struggle and you're looking for a difference maker, you already forked out 4.75 to Tim which will push you up against the cap for 3rd line production. The leafs situation with money can't ever justify overpaying for a 3rd line player because they can't spend over the cap just like any other team.
Youre also only looking at regular season stats, I understand your team is just looking to get to the playoffs and thats fine, but if you want to go anywhere in the playoffs Tim is not your guy. Arguing he isn't overpaid is like arguing Drew Stafford is a consistent goal scorer.
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