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04-14-2013, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 416Leafer View Post
Grabovski's career high is 58 points, Bozaks is under 50.

Please go look at the career highs of the top 6 centres from teams that have won the SC.

Kopitar, Richards, Bergeron, Krejci, Toews, Sharp, Crosby, Malkin, etc. all significantly higher. Heck, a bad year for those guys is comparable or better to the best years from Grabo/Bozak. Not to mention, the lower end scoring centres mentioned (who are still better offensively than Grabo/Bozak) also bring better defensive play.

There are 60 spots in the league for top 6 centres, but there are not 60 top 6 centres. They are unevenly distributed, some teams have none, some teams only one, and a few teams have 2 (even rarer a handful of teams have 3). If youre not comparable to the typical top 6 centre on a SC calibre team, or at least realistically comparable to the lower end top 6 Centres from SC winnng teams, then youre not a legitimate top 6 C IMO. Because then youll be dragging your team down relatively speaking compared to the calibre of teams you have to beat to win the SC. Really, a player like that is just filling a roster spot, and the GM is trying to find an upgrade.
So in your opinion, there are less than 60 top six c's, yet the Leafs are supposed to have two of them (we have one already) and one of the deepest top 6 pools of wingers in the game?

Bozak isn't our primary source of offence like many of the centers you are naming. Our wingers are our top scorers. Yet he's still scoring at a lower top three higher top 6 last year, and in the lower top three this year.

By the way, he's top 80 in scoring THIS year, assuming only 5 dmen in there, he is scoring among the top liners in the game.

Statistically, he is a top line scorer, no matter how you try to twist it.

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