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01-19-2013, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by DEVILS ALL THE WAY View Post
I rather have a player that will keep up come the playoffs then someone who'll end up on the 4th line or a healthy scratch cause he's too damn slow

The regular season is one thing, but it's also irrelevant. The post season is what counts the most.
Well you still have to get there (look at how close the Kings came to missing in an 82-game season), and in a 48-game season with a bunch of goals to replace in the lineup it's not a fait accompli, so that argument's kinda silly.

That said I don't think of Sykora as a 20+ goal scorer for eternity and given his lack of speed and other attributes it's not hard to see why 'other' GM's have passed on him too, never mind the Devils. How valuable is 20 goals (really closer to 10 in a short season) when your other linemates have to do most of the heavy lifting, and you don't add anything else tangible?

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