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12-03-2012, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ReginKarlssonLehner View Post
I should have been more specific in my analysis of the situation I meant to describe. The addition of Silfverberg should be a HUGE improvement over previous guys like Butler, with that being said, we'll still lose an ELITE player in Alfredsson. What I meant is that hopefully Zibanejad can be good enough that he and Silfverberg can soften the lose caused by the absence of Alfredsson's offensive ability and add onto what Butler could do and more.

Basically if both Silfverberg+Zibanejad equal 50 points each, it would cancel out Alfredssons 80 and Butler's 30. Now what I'm hoping is Silfverberg becomes 65-70 and Zibanejad 60 as well. It's like a best case scenario and allows us to role more deeper lines.

If anything, Silfverberg would be the Alfredsson type replacement. They play such similar styles, let's home the offensive upside is at least 3/4ths of Alfies.
Like someone said, it's pretty big shoes to fill
However, Silfverberg is a WINNER. He was SEL best player in both regular season and playoffs. He's not a really fast skater, just like Alfie. But he's an exceptionaly smart player. I believe that if he fills his potential, he might be just as important as Alfie was for us (ok... that might me a stretch)

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