Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVII
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01-28-2013, 10:22 AM
Brad Tolliver
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Originally Posted by IkeaMonkey View Post
Good Brad is on the right track. Mojo's value outside of what? He's got great wheels...which he doesn't use to play physical with. He's terribad on draws and pillow soft.Teams have figured out to smurf him before he can get his patended drop pass off and he seriously looks horrible.
There really isn't that much value in his scoring. He only scored 1 more goal last season vs his rookie season, and that was with significantly increased top-6 ice time and 11 extra games.

Originally Posted by BobRouse View Post
Clearly you have very little patience with young players and expect them to develop far more rapidly than most. Thats your call.

That trade got David Poile fired and the Caps would have had a do over in a heartbeat. Allison became a dominant player for the Bs in addition to the other assets. The only thing good about it was broken-down Ranford's suckitude and injury that led to the emergence of Olaf Kolzig...who by the way didn't become good til his 5th year at age 28. He was wildly inconsistent before then.

MJ has played 2 years in the league and was rushed into his first due to our lack of center depth.

Last year he was one of the leading scorers on the team and the year before perhaps our best player in the playoffs.
Players without elite potential that are exhibiting poor development signs and habits should be traded if it brings in a better player. That's where Marcus Johasson falls.

Poile was fired because the Caps missed the playoffs. Allison had played 13 games in a Bruins uniform by then. As dominant as Allison was he couldn't beat Oates H2H in the playoffs and only made to the 2nd round once as a Bruin.

Defensemen and goalies usually have a longer development curve than forwards. Speaking of defensemen, Jeff Schultz still has the same exact mental and physical weaknesses that everyone saw in his early 20s. How did being patient with him work out? That contract isn't looking so great without that shiny +50 stat.

Johansson was tied with Dennis Wideman in points. That's not a great accomplishment for a player consistently getting top-6 time. As for playoffs from years ago, Steve Eminger happened too.

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