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03-31-2013, 08:45 AM
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Elysian
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Originally Posted by Dundalis View Post
Neal was a 22 year old in his second season when he was traded. Who the hell are 40 goal scorers in their first two seasons? He had plenty of time to improve and become more consistent. To say there was no chance of him ever being a 40 goal scorer for Dallas after the talent he showed is ridiculous. You must have stupidly high expectations for young players to show their potential straight away when they start their NHL career.
It's not ridiculous. We don't have a Malkin. Neal's a perfect compliment to Malkin, and it shows every time Malkin misses a game. Neal went 9 games in a row without a goal until Malkin came back.

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