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11-14-2012, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Bergeron47 View Post
I just don't see it. Substituting a 30-30 winger for a healthier 30-45 winger, and a point-a-game injury plagued centre for a 70 point but superior in every intangible center doesn't make a 29 place team to a playoff team. Aside from a healthy Crosby or Malkin, I don't think there are any 1 or 2 players that are that big of upgrades on 2 of our 3 best players to jump 6-7 spots in the standings.
Yes, this is a silly argument. look at how much worse the Hawks got when they lost Buff and Ladd. Kane and Toews are huge parts of that team but they don't on their own make them a playoff team.

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