Thread: Value of: Paul Stastny
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02-17-2013, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by JoemAvs View Post
Well I disagree. I still think he is one of the best playmakers in this league. Yes he tends to be invisible because the Avs just play the complete wrong game for Stastny. Avs never have possesion in the opposing zone. And the only thing we do is dump and chase when it comes to a system. And we suck really really hard at it.

We usually only score on the rush due to individual efforts by mostly Duchene's line.

No one really expects a 1st for Jones. Last years Jones? Yes.
This years Jones is nowhere near 1st rnd pick value.

He still would look pretty good next to Crosby. Imagine a guy with good wheels and a great shot next to Crosby under Bylsma. That would probably be worth a 1st , right? . Problem is his contract.
Good players adapt to a system. Duchene isn't really a dump and chase player either, but he's still effective.

Not really, the Penguins have a David Jones in Tyler Kennedy, and he doesn't make 4 million for another 3 years after this season.. The Penguins are a cap ceiling team and aren't going to take on bad contracts, much less at the expense of a first round pick.

No matter how you twist it, Stastny isn't the player he used to be. He's along the lines of Lecavalier; a decent second line centre whose overpaid and no longer produces like the first liner he used to be.

Still a useful player, but isn't netting much of a return via trade due to declining production and mammoth contract. Avs are better to just keep him with the loss of O'Reilly, otherwise Johnny Malkin is your number 2 centre. That's a recipe for disaster, just ask Leaf fans.

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