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06-11-2012, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by sobrien View Post
And he plays in a defensive system. That can't be denied. He's 29, not exactly father time. He's also playing the PK in NJ, and he had more TOI than any forward in hockey by almost 2 full mins.

The next closest scorer to Giroux on the team was 26 points away. I think the front office sees the 1st line wing as a real hole. Scott Hartnell is a perfect PWF for his 60-65 pts per year, now they want that sniper to compliment Giroux's passing, which is why Parise's name has been popping up. Signing Parise will cost us a similar fortune to Nash, and give us similar output.
I dont think it's necessary to have multiple 70+ point scorers on a team.

I guess it would be nice to have insurance if Giroux ever went down, but as long as we have a deep and balanced attack, I certainly dont see it as a problem.

Replacing Pronger and Timonen are much more pressing issues, obviously.

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