Sammy an upgrade?
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07-25-2006, 03:33 PM
Double XX L
Join Date: Mar 2003
Yes and it IMO, is not as close as many seem to think it is...
How many times has Zednik spoiled a decent scoring opportunity for the habs because he CANNOT pass the puck. His eyes are very one tracked, and even then, he doesnt have a pure enough shot to compare.
In Sammy, we have a truly skilled player, who is able to do all the things our MOST TALENTED players do in similar fashion. Pass, shoot, score, skate...
You can bring up Zedniks feistiness, and nose for the net, but they have been missing for a long time in his game. He simply does not have the killer instinct he showed in that Boston series. Hes not nearly as deadly as people think he is... and if anyone really wants to wonder why Koivu has gone through a few 10 + game goal scoring streaks... its because he does not worry about goals, AND he played with a player that has nearly no puck control in Zednik.
In Samsonov, we keep the goal scorers touch, add speed, and add passing ability. He was absolutely deadly against us in the playoffs against Boston (he was often the best B on the ice, like their answer to Zednik, and eventually their answer... period).
Add to this, the fact that Sergei will be playing with a player he has potentially the most chemistry with since he joined the NHL, and I honestly think its a no brainer...
Samsonov over Zednik.
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