Thread: Value of: James Neal
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01-30-2012, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BluesyShoes View Post
a rich man's alex burrows (without the biting)?
LOL. These are two completely different players with two completely different skill sets. Burrows is taking advantage of the opportunity that he has.

Burrows (as much as I dislike him), would be a great 3rd liner or a decent 2nd liner on most other teams in the league. He hits, PKs and has a decent shot. However his chemistry is so tight with the sisters that in Vancouver he's a 1st liner. It'll be interesting to see what he gets on his next contract. Likely 3-4m, however he's not worth anywhere near 4.

But you can't compare him to Neals chemistry with Malkin. Neal is a 20-30 goal player without Malkin. With Malkin (or Sid) he has the potential to be a 30-50 goal guy.

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