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04-27-2013, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by MXD View Post
I fully expect Plekanec will be traded, or will have to take a salary drop, if he's ever to end up being our 3rd line center. Unless the cap dramatically go up in the next three years.

5M is way too much for a 3rd line C, when your Top-2 C's aren't Crosby and Malkin, thus can't turn anybody into a 30-goal scorer.
Plekanec is really versatile, can play with anyone and in any situation. No reason to trade him, it's not like Eller/Galchenyuk aren't going to break bank at their re-signs, they don't have the multiple ~70 point seasons Plekanec had before his contract and neither will be given the opportunity to produce like that before their contracts are up.

When your top 2 C are young and cheap, having a vet that can do everything like Plekanec is very good.

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Not to mention that Plekanec progressed more between 18-23 than Eller did.
If Eller dominated AHL at the age of 21 and 22 then put up 0.6 pts/game at the age of 23, does it somehow become more impressive?

0.81 pts/game in 1st AHL season
to
0.22 pts/game in 1st NHL season
to
0.35 pts/game in 2nd NHL season
to
0.60 pts/game in 3rd NHL season
to
? pts/game in 4th NHL season.


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