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James Neal's next contract
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01-24-2012, 02:10 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
I agree. Neal last year had terrible luck, and you could also tell he was trying a little too hard - he's not very hesitant to laser the puck now that he's scoring. Funny how playing with Malkin can take the pressure off a guy!
I think Neal needs a talented center to be at his most effective - but I think Geno can get more mileage out of him than any other center in the game. Could there be a winger more tailored to Geno's game? Neal doesn't need to have the puck on his stick to be effective, has the speed, skating, and vision to work the give and go, and has a deadly release. You can say Neal's success this year is "all Malkin", but those two are synergistic if anything, and will become more incredible to watch as they gel together.
So in other words sign Neal to a six-year deal please Shero.
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