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02-25-2013, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Huffer View Post
He's an upgrade on Wellwood and Antro, but I don't like him as a 2nd line RW. I would still hope the Jets can find a good 2nd line RW somehow this offseason.

So if the Jets can fit his $ onto the roster as a 3rd line player, that would be pretty good. Gives the team some more grit and scoring on our 3rd line, and we start getting closer to a top 9 setup (especially when Scheifele joins next year).

My only question would be that his contract wouldn't impact the Jets from doing the more important things (Bogo, Wheeler, Little, Burmi, Hainsey, Redmond, Postma, 2nd line RW). He's definitely overpaid, but as long as it doesn't affect the teams ability to do the things they need to do, it might be a good move. Especially if all it takes is a pick or two.
I guess I was wondering... if he played a top 6 role, on a line with Burmi and Kane, say, could he develop into a Scott Hartnell type player. Score 20-25 goals and play a physical game.

We currently don't have many 20+ goal scorers, who bang a bit.

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