Official Selling, Retooling, Rebuilding Only Thread
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01-19-2012, 11:39 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
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One of the unwritten rules in sports:
You draft the best player available
. You don't draft simply based on needs. You get the most talented player out there. It's not just in hockey, it's also in basketball, football etc.
I don't agree with the rest of your post..the only thing I agree with is that yes, you will get killed on this board
That concept is not clear to me. Comparing the potential future contribution of forwards, Ds and goalies all mixed together is very difficult unless we are talking about a once in a generation player like Crosby.
I understand picking the best forward regardless of position or best D regardless if it's best defensive or offensive D. But when you blend all positions, makes no sense to me. Regardless, Price was not the consensus pick at #5 that year anyway, whether that be before the draft or in retrospect.
To add more oil to the fire, I would argue that those who say let's get him signed to a 10yr/7M contract are the ones who lost their marbles. How's that working for the Flyers so far? Price has the potential to be elite but he is not elite right now. Middle of the pack at best.
Can someone point to a must-win game in his four years where he stood tall? His SO record is pathetic this year. His playoff record is 8-15.
Last night was a must-win and he came out flat. Yes, the team plays like crap and I'm taking that into consideration. But he is playing average like the rest of the team.
People have to stop saying he's top-5 in the league until he actually is. Giving him anything more than 5M per year right now is insane. He has the potential but you don't reward potential, it has to be earned. Not sure what he is expecting as far as money goes but if it's 7M we must listen to offers.
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