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02-21-2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRangers16 View Post
None of them have increased their production on the better team. Can you name any player who has improved their production on a better team? Cause I can think of 1...James Neal this year on Pit. But I can't think of any other. Thornton, Kovy, Hossa were the same players they were before..so this idea that Nash is going to be more than a 30+ goal 30+A, 65 pt guy just by coming to us is wrong. It's a theory that has been proven wrong repeatedly.



You can say this but it's a cop out. 32 goals is good but not elite. 65 pts is good but not elite. 7.8m cap hit demands elite production in my opinion. I'd save our assets for the guy who is paid appropriately. Go pay Anaheim what they want for Ryan, go sign Parise, wait for the next star, or just whatever. But I wouldn't cash in now for this player on this contract. Or just do nothing. We are first in the east and almost 1st in the NHL - we have the system, the strategy, and the players to win now. We don't have to do this.
Aside from 2 low scoring seasons (05-06 and 06-07) he's been in the Top 20 for goal scoring.

Season Rank
10-11 17
09-10 14
08-09 5
07-08 12
06-07 52
05-06 33
03-04 1 Tied with Kovalchuk and Iginla

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