Thread: Value of: James Neal
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02-18-2013, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Honour Over Glory View Post
Granato likened it to Joe Sakic's release. Which, if you have seen any of Neal the last season and a half, is pretty dead on. The release is just insane. People saying he's benefiting from Malkin need to watch this season where Malkin has been off his game for most of the season while Neal is still trucking along on his 30+ goal pace.
Yeah, not to mention the beginning of last season, where Malkin was still rusty and Neal was scoring goals at the same pace and leading the team in points. He was carrying the Pens' offense until Malkin broke out in mid-December.

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