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02-28-2013, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Sturminator View Post
I basically view Turgeon as a better version of Brad Richards: a great powerplay ringer (on the half-boards rather than the point), who is a very ho-hum even-strength player for a 2nd line at the ATD level. He's consistently a good value because he always seems to go lower than Richards for some strange reason and I think the hate and the "Tin Man" talk is overblown, but Turgeon is one of those guys who played even-strength hockey like thought he was on a powerplay, and those guys are of limited value. For what it's worth, the Islanders had a bad run of that type of player for a while there after Lafontaine was traded. Ziggy Palffy was cut from the same cloth, though he at least backchecked some.
I thought Turgeon was a bit ahead of Richards as a player back in 2011, but is Richards still behind? He's had some strong play since then.

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