Luongo Thread - Waiting on the World to Change (Mod Warning in OP)
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10-25-2012, 01:25 PM
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Is Alex Steen a good comparison? He was an average to poor Corsi player before taking off the last couple seasons, in his late 20's. Took him a lot longer than 200 games. Definitely could be the exception rather than the rule but it gives some hope for the kind of turn around I'm talking about anyway.
I'm attracted to reclamation projects because they offer a lot of value. Alex Steen would cost a lot right now if you could get him, he wasn't worth jack **** when the Blues got him.
Alex Steen still had a pedigree that Bozak will never have.
Steen "took off" when he was 25. Bozak is now 26, turning 27 in March. Prior to solidifying his defense in St. Louis, Steen still had 3 top6 calibre seasons. To date, Bozak has 1. And people are still on him about his suspect defense...
Lastly, Stempniak isn't garbage. He had two top6 level seasons under his belt when he was traded...
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