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02-26-2013, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
I assume you mean Carter and Richards, who were not free agents? They were decent, but not nearly on Kopitar and Brown's level.
You are right, that should just be "acquisitions." Point remains. It's like you haven't been watching us play these guys for years and years. They are good players, but no better than what we have. You take Thornton over Kopitar 10/10 times.

Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
Not among the top scorers, far and away the leading scorers. That's what Krejci and Bergeron were, Kopitar and Brown were, Malkin and Crosby were, Toews and Kane were, Datsyuk and Zetterberg were, Staal was. I would not put Marleau and Couture on the level of any of those duos save the Bruins one, and like I said, Chara and Thomas were more important. The one their closest to besides those two is Kopitar and Brown, although Kopitar is on another level than Marleau, Couture, and Brown, an Quick was giving Vezina goaltending.
With the exception of Malkin and Crosby, these guys just happened to catch fire for their runs. Year to year and even in other runs they have not been any more special than our guys. Our guys are as capable of catching fire as anyone else, but have arguably better baseline talent levels than many of those guys. We are not lacking in talent.

Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
None of you listen to Easy, do you? He gives you trends, you continue to insist on going at it another way. Strength down the middle (as in three good centers who actually play center), Norris caliber defenseman (top-3), Vezina goaltending (top-3). We have none of those right now.
There weren't any norris caliber defensemen on the Kings. Who was the good 3rd line center on the kings?

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