Thread: Value of: James Neal
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02-18-2013, 05:12 PM
Dominic Roussel
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Originally Posted by Honour Over Glory View Post
With the Penguins, people like to give all the credit to Malkin & Crosby, which I guess wouldn't be that wrong most of the time, but in regards to Neal, it's so off base if people think he's a product of Malkin.

Those people likely saw a game or two and based their entire opinion about him off that.
Being a Stars fan and seeing Neal play both in Dallas and later in Pittsburgh, I do believe that he is a product of Malkin, but it's not a matter of Malkin carrying him; they've just had some great chemistry that's allowed them to thrive. Neal is a great player, but without the chemistry between the two of them he would just be a good player.

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