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08-16-2012, 10:12 AM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by 1UP View Post
Let's settle for St-Louis. Now, does he have St-Louis's drive, vision, and raw skill to finish 1st in scoring in the NHL for a year? I personally doubt the vision and raw skill part, but not the drive.

So he's a longshot to what would be an absolutely epic achievement, but at least that's not going to prevent him from trying. That's why I'd like to see the guy signed long term. He's still improving, and might cost more in the future.
What people seriously forget when speaking about DD's upside is that he benefited from playing versus weaker opponents, and getting a lot of offensive zone starts.
Whenever his line took defensive draws, they weren't as dominant.

Let's hope he can beat out Plekanec first. Let him repeat his production versus tougher opponents without benefiting from the offensive zone starts, and then we can talk about higher upside.

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