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03-03-2013, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by The Leviathan View Post
When talking bout Lucic, value can't be realistically placed in a vacuum. I'm not a huge Lucic guy, but its undeniable what he brings to the table and how how that impacts the entire team. His physical play drives the boat for the team and sets the tempo. Adding Hall and Eberle doesn't mean that the Bruins will be able to match the loss of Lucic, especially in the defense first oriented system and mindset the Bruins deploy (as in, adding offensive potential doesn't mean that Hall and Eberle would be able to play the same way in Boston as they do in Edmonton). Obviously Hall and Eberle hold more value than Lucic on paper, however Lucic holds more value to the Bruins in the system they deploy than adding Hall and Eberle into their lineup. To sum it up, it's not as easy as saying points in / points out will be the great equalizer in deciding the value of a player.

As to the poster who said Lucic wasn't there during the Cup run, Lucic had a cracked rib and was skating with two broken toes on the same leg that had a high ankle sprain the previous season (notorious nagging injury).
So a 60pts forward's presence could not be compensated by two kids who could be consistent 70pts forward?

Lucic has to be the most overrated player from the Bruins. He's really good, he's intimidating, he can score, he can fight, we get this. Suggesting he cannot be replaced by two guys who are offensively better than he is is pure stupidity. You'd essentially have twice as many pts at worst. Sorry but Lucic's intangibles don't make up for that.

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