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01-16-2013, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by rt View Post
It's a combination of things that make him appealing. First, his age. Kid could easily not even be in the NHL at this point. Second, he's amazing defensively. Like approaching Hanzal status (keep in mind he's a lot younger). Peep this...

http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/arti...articleid=1423

and...

http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...tssPlayerStats

...also, his spike in offensive stats coincides with a change in coaching philosophy that has seen the Avs go from largely run and gun in Sacco's early years to a much more tight defensive system (by comparison) which is encouraging when trying to predict how well he'd do here.

I think it's the whole picture that makes him so appealing. At least to me.
I agree and believe the $5 mil that the Denver Post quoted is not the # RO'R would except. He would fit in perfectly and is the type of player that Tip would love. His face off #'s are good! 2nd in minutes played! Teams would have a hard time against the Coyotes if they can keep Gordon as well as Yandle!

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