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01-09-2013, 02:07 PM
No Longer Flammable
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
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Arnott is not a 2nd line center caliber player, this is ludicrous. Even if he was how do we know he would he sign here?
By that logic Horcoff should be judged on the seasons he had before his big contract. This just makes no sense. There's a lot more wrong with this post but the basic premise is so ridiculous i won't bother to waste my time.
Proof? What did Bouwmeester do last year that was so muh more impressive? Is 5 more EVstrength points and his ability to ideally play 2nd unit PP worth that many millions more? Is it worth getting a guy who by the stats and eye is a clearly less capable defensive player? I like Bouwmeester and really do feel he's a #2 guy, like Smid, but his contrat is prohibitive and giving up Gagner for him when we have Smid is a very poor idea.
No, its his Minutes per Game and his ability to take just about anyone (Butler as an example) onto his pairing make them look better. Bouwmeester may be overpaid, under producing and soft but one thing he does really well is slow down the game for the rest of the line, and makes his defensive partner look great. I don't think Smid has those abilities to the same degree as Bouwmeester. Smid is obviously less soft and not overpaid like Bouw however.
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