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01-09-2013, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by CanadianHockey View Post
Mandy, have you considered that we don't need a 'the guy' up front if Cowen, Karlsson, and Lehner all develop into studs on the backend?

Offense can be generated via secondary scoring. We've got plenty of secondary scorer prospects in the system. Is it a concern if Spezza starts declining? Definitely. But he's still one of the top Cs in the game, and if Turris can find his offensive ceiling at the right time, we can very easily have an above-average 1-2-3 punch down the middle. Trade for or sign one big name FA forward, and you've suddenly got a good looking forward corps with a great blueline and great goaltending.
true. Which is why I certainly don't think the team is doomed if Spezza stays.



I just think it would be better. That lineup I posted... don't you guys think it's guaranteed to get a top 3 pick? MacKinnon or Barkov or whoever would just be great.

Top 3 pick + that Wild package... putting aside your attachment to Spezza, don't you guys think it would be better for the team?

This season is perfect to tank... Foligno + Kuba > Latendresse + Methot. Cowen is gone. Short season. Perfect timing for one last tank job.

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Originally Posted by ReginKarlssonLehner View Post
I never said 40. I went conservative and said 35.

Yea, he did have 84, but that was 4th in league scoring... He was 13 points away from 2nd. He did this with only one offensive threat to help him.

You said if Ottawa peaks. That means Silfverberg and whatnot play very strong hockey which I agree with you is very possible and should be the outcome then. Spezza with that much more help would only improve, even if he does decline, the stronger help would at least cancel out.

70 points isn't that big of a drop, but I would agree if Ottawa stayed at their level of play not when they are peaking. You are severely underestimating Spezza's game, wow.

We go from supposedly being the worst team in the league to having a player in the top 4 in scoring yet he will decline soon even though some players hit their best games at the age he is entering AND he'll be playing for a stacked team.

I'm not really arguing in a sense that you're argument and logic are severely flawed in itself.
Spezza was GREAT last season. Getting older or not, it's possible he never repeats that performance. So inconsistent.

He played like a top 5 centre in the world. Well, he's not. Him hitting 30 now, he's gonna be going down, not up.

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