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06-28-2012, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by piqued View Post
A couple of reasons..

1. The Stars did not have Evgeni Malkin, nor one of his clones.

2. The Stars have a weaker forward group than the Pens, meaning that Neal could be matchup targeted if he started showing signs of being dangerous.

3. Neal's production in 10-11 was a regression from his production in 09-10. His production leading up to the trade was further regressing from what he had done at the start of the season.

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