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07-07-2012, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by macavoy View Post
Pleks is the kind of player that Bergevin covets. Strong two way player, very solid offensive upside. You win championships with these type of players.

Think 2012 LA Kings Justin Williams
2011 Bruins Patrice Bergeron
2010 Black Hawks David Bolland
2009 Penguins Jordan Staal
2008 Red Wings Johan Franzen.



Pleks isn't going anywhere. He is way more valuable than DD and Eller ainec. People love to under rate Pleks on HF. He's also known for having a great year after a down year. Pleks would likely be a PPG on an offensive minded team and people would be screaming at Bergy if he ever traded him.

Which is why he won't be trading him. Pleks is only 29, he's got a solid 5 years of averaging 60 points a season while playing hard defensive minutes.
Franzen and defense are not two things that go hand in hand. Datsyuk and Zetterberg were Selke finalists that year though and they deserve to be hailed as two-way players that year.

And offensively, Mikael Samuelsson played a much more pivotal role.

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