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02-05-2013, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt19Oilers View Post
Because some players get off to really fast starts, and some get off to really slow starts. I absolutely hate the Canucks, but you really think that Jordan Staal will outscore the Sedin's
for a full season? Unlikely. Same for Backstrom, Toews.
But that's not the point.

The point is that, so far into his career as a Carolina Hurricane, he has produced comparable numbers to the best players who are paid a similar salary (not to mention the "lesser" players that you conveniently ignore).

His numbers in Pittsburgh are irrelevant. He is in a totally new situation, with new linemates, responsibilities and expectations.

If you think he's overpaid, that's fine. Bump this thread when the numbers prove you right.

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