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12-18-2012, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by me2 View Post
Poor ol'Raymond. He's not a bad player

+s : fast, good defensively, good PKer, can put up 40+ points with PP, 30+ at ES

-s : non-physical, unspectacular shot, outside player, falls over which is great for drinking games (so maybe that's a plus)

Arguably his biggest "flaw" is just that he's frustrating as hell to watch because he is the softest player on a team that needs more physicality in the top 6. He's the kind of player the fans shrug when he's let go but has 5-10 teams lining up to offer him $2-2.5m.
Absolutely. I'm still willing to give Raymond a shot on the second line. If Kesler shares the puck better I'd bet on Raymond getting 25-25.

This lockout is probably the best thing for Raymond. Get's a complete year off to strengthen his core and recover from his back injury.

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