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05-15-2012, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
If you trade a boatload for a guy then give him a big contract, you set yourself up for a big disapointment and undue pressure. The age is not the same as Gomez but Gomez isn't struggling because he is old, he is bucking with the pressure of living up to the trade and his contract. If you trade for Staal and expect him to come in and be a 90 point #1 center it will turn bad in a hurry.
Actually, he hasn't been the same, imo, since he got his pelvic bone smashed when checked into an open bench while playing for Alaska during the lockout. He had his "big year" right afterward, but I think that was a function of teammates for sure. So yeah, that injury, plus age and subsequent groin/thigh issues, HAS been the biggest combination of contributing factors imo.

edit: and who "expects" anyone to get 90 points these days? Only three people did it league-wide this year, and five the year before, lol.

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