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04-21-2013, 07:53 PM
Fish on The Sand
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
No single player can ever be that responsible for a team sucking ass, not even the Moose with his ego problems in Vancouver, that team would ahve sucked without him much like Florida without Bure.
My point wasn't so much that Bure was holding teams back, although I suspect to some degree he was, but more so that his 58 and 59 goal seasons had very little impact on his team. He was not the most important player on the team, he was just a flashy player to sell tickets. Much like Stamkos today in fact. The team would probably better overall if Stamkos was playing at a 40ish goal pace but playing a better team game. Instead, the team is perfectly content spending the entire game trying to get Stamkos to score as many goals as possible at the risk of predictability and less on ice success.

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