Thread: Proposal: Calgary - Washington
View Single Post
12-19-2012, 04:02 PM
We're Touched
Hivemind's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 21,002
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by blankall View Post
Curtis Glencross:

67 GP
26 goals (.39 Goals/game)
48 points
2:12 SH TOI/Game
Cap hit: 2.55 million
Glencross had an absurd and unsustainable 23.6% shooting percentage last season. While shooting around his career average of 14.7%, he's about a 20 goal scorer over a full season. Certainly nothing to sneeze at, but you're pointing at a career year based on unsustainable shooting to inflate his value.

Not to mention the Caps already have a much more versatile version of Glencross with a higher upside in Brooks Laich.

Originally Posted by blankall View Post
Johansson is 22 not 17. So you can't treat him like a young prospect. He got many of his points subbing in for Backstrom. He led all centres on his team in total PPG/TOI for the season. A PP that features Ovechkin, Semin, Wideman, Green, etc..
22 is still plenty young for a hockey player. I don't think I need to list the countless forwards who have blossomed after that age. Anyone who has watched Johansson can see that he still has plenty of potential left untapped.

You also make it sound like all those stars were out there on the PP at the same time, which simply isn't true. Green was hurt for most of the season, so take him away. Troy Brouwer (or Mike Knuble early in the season) took up a PP spot to play the net crashing role. Marcus Johansson was actually taking the position that Alex Semin had played in past seasons. Backstrom was hurt a large portion of the year, and was replaced by Mathieu Perreault on the powerplay. So, in essence what's left was that Johansson saw PP time with Brouwer, Perreault, Ovechkin, and Wideman. Certainly not a talentless group, but far less exciting that what you were billing it as.

And beyond that, it's not as if his production was a result of that PP time. He only had 8 PP points. His 38 even strength points were only behind Ovechkin and Semin on the Capitals, and trailed only Iginla on the Flames.

Originally Posted by blankall View Post
I honestly don't see how Johansson is an improvement on Backlund. Give Backlund an extra minute of PP time and 5-6 minutes of ES time on the top line, and they end up with pretty similar numbers.
Backlund was drafted a year earlier, yet Johansson had the same amount of points last season alone that Backlund has had in his career so far.

Hivemind is offline   Reply With Quote