Thread: Ryane Clowe
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04-22-2013, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
He has 2 goals in 36 games.
Why is there a need to justify Clowe as a top 6 player, when he clearly hasnt been one, just so we can sign him to a contract that will inevitably be too high with too much term?
Originally Posted by NickyFotiu View Post
You are entitled to your opinion. So are you are willing to pay 5 mill a year for 5 years for that production including his 0 goals in 28 games before the trade?
This has been repeated ad infinitum already… but I’ll say it again: He was playing through an injury that was clearly affecting him from the beginning of the season through when SJS forced him to take some time off to recuperate (after their March 16 game). If you had seen him play at any point in his career (even his down year last year) and compared it to his first 20 to 25 games this year, you would realize that something was up.

Lo-and-behold, he takes ten days off to heal, and comes back and has now scored 10 points in 13 games.

Now, that is obviously a small sample size – and a better ppg pace than you can probably realistically expect him to put up moving forward – but it shows the type of player he can be when healthy. Stop with the “ZOMG ZERO GOALS IN 25 GAMES” meme. It is just foolish.

I would argue he has absolutely been a top 6 player. There were only 30 players last year who scored 30 or more goals in the season. Every single one of them who wasn’t on an ELC or wasn’t an RFA was paid above $4.5 mil per – most well above. Even in a career low year last year, there were only 115 forwards who had more total points than him. This is obviously simplifying it a bit - since some teams will have more talent than others and the total point metric doesn’t include injuries – but with 30 teams, the top two lines of every team are composed of 180 players. If you’re simply placing players on lines based on pt production, he was in the top third of second line players in a down year for him.

Name me more than a handful of third liners who have consistently put up 45+ pts in a season.

But we won’t know what the contract terms are until he signs one… it is a legitimate concern, but there really is no point for blowing a gasket assuming he will be signed for $5 or $6 mil until or unless Sather actually does that. No one here wants him signed for that much. Stop putting words in people’s mouths and using it as a straw man argument.

Originally Posted by Off Sides View Post
Pointless in 5 out of 7 games.
And now he’s got points in 5 out of 10 games! Points in 3 of the last 3 games! 7 of the last 13 since he returned from injury! Look what fun we can have with small sample sizes!

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