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05-30-2012, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkaholic View Post
Allen really isn't much better than Oduya.

And Allen also isn't that tough to play against.
He only had 0.5 more hits per game than Oduya.

I think some of you just throw names out there that sound good to pretend to know more than Bowman. And if you think Allen is going to sign for 3yrs @ 3.38mil, you're dreaming.
Allen can PK and play responsible defensive hockey for 20 minutes a game, both things that Oduya cannot do. Allen is also much better along the boards and in front of the net than Oduya is. Sure he isn't a hitting machine, doesn't mean he doesn't address needs.

Yes he will make more but I'd take what it'd cost to get him over Oduya's contract any day of the week.

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