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02-26-2012, 04:35 PM
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eco's bones
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Originally Posted by we want cup View Post
I think next year is going to be key. If he doesn't come back next year and regain his offensive touch, then he'll need to be moved due to his salary. If he can come back and score 20+ goals and 50+ points, while remaining solid defensively, good on faceoffs, and effective on the forecheck, then he'll be worth his contract. I think it would be a mistake to give up on him now, because he's shown that he's willing to battle for this team, and he has a high compete level. He's gonna lay it on the line every night and try his damnedest, even if nothing is going his way, and those are the kinds of guys whose value skyrockets in the playoffs.
I agree. This is a reasonable way to look at him.

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