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05-15-2012, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by
Stastny is paid a lot and I'm not sure that he's a number 1 center on a contending team.
If the Avalanche would do Plekanec and a 2nd I'd be good with that.
It's not a big downgrade from Stastny to Plekanec despite what some Avs fans say and he's signed longer and a bit cheaper as well. Makes it easier to sign both O'Reilly and Duchene.
But with O'Reilly and Duchene maybe the Avs are more interested in a winger.
I personally don't see the Avs and Habs as good trade partners in any area.
That was posted earlier in the thread. Our needs are a top 6 winger. Better than McGinn (Right now), Mueller, & Jones or a LH defenseman that at least projects as a top pairing guy.
Originally Posted by
This just confirms what I thought. You've barely watched him. You could have said he's a bit lanky and awkward, lacks a bit of finish and that you don't see him putting his set of skills together to fulfill his upside, I would've had to acknowledge you actually do know him and are aware of his flaws, even though that would've been a pessimist assessment.
But saying he "plays undersized" and lacks "drive and skill": those are actually are some of his strengths! The guy can stickhandle in a phone booth, I strongly doubt McGinn and Jones can do that, and I most definitely know Downie can't! Eller also uses every bit of his size and strength to protect & cycle the puck. He's not the grittiest guy around, but he's a very determined and coachable workhorse.
All in all, just say you like your centre depth as is, I have no issue at all with that. But please keep your misinformed assessment based on probably less than a handful of games for yourself, or at the very least try to be honest about it.
McGinn can actually stick handle in traffic really well btw and has a sick underrated wrist shot while being a power forward and extremely fast. He put up 13 points in 17 games after being paired with Stastny. Looking at his past seasons shooting percentages and how many shots he has (55 in 17 GP) after being traded. I am guessing that is exactly why management targeted him.
He has the speed, size and hands to turn into a top 6 power forward and he proved it after he was given a play-maker and more ice time.
I won't pretend to have watched Eller if you don't make assumptions about the wingers we already have.
I will admit the poster who made those comments about Eller is showing his ass. But don't do the same thing.
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