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03-12-2013, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Red Haired Shanks View Post
my big problem with Purcell is that he may be benefiting heavily off of his line mates. His assist numbers may be inflated because of that and i dont know if thats worth it. however if he truly is making his own money then how about Ballard+ a prospect or a pick for Purcell?
Well to be honest I don't believe in the benefiting from linemates thing. I have read all these things on this board:
Stamkos is only that good because of MSL
Purcell is only that good because of Stamkos and MSL
Conacher is so good because of Lecavalier, MSL, Purcell and Stamkos
MSL benefits from Stamkos firing his passes in the net

Tampa has NO lines, they change them frequently (sometimes multiple times per game), so you see this argument is irrelevant. Tampa has a great offense, from top to bottom, and we even play thompson ( a 4th line center) alongside Stamkos from time to time.

I'm okay with Ballard +X, but Purcell is worth WAY more than an injury prone 3-5th D with a way to big paycheck.
What about Ballard and Tanev for Purcell and Lee? Maybe would add a low pick if needed.

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