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05-01-2013, 02:15 PM
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His shoulder has been shot for most of the year. He's getting progressively slower with each season when he was already painfully slow to begin with. Now he has a concussion which is very tough injury for a guy who makes a lot of noise with his fists. The science around concussions is sketchy at best, but many people believe it makes him more susceptible to additional concussions.
I think he's been pretty mediocre since he arrived. Shanahan was much different. He was several years older and yet still put up a PPG season in Detroit. However, you saw how quickly his body broke down. It's what happens to guys who play a hard-nosed game like this. Eventually the body just says "enough" and their game falls off a cliff.
I just see people writing off a unique player who knows how to play his style of game. I am not saying he will be a HUGE producer, but if you can sign him for anything near 3-3.5 million I take that and run. At that salary, for what he provides in terms of production (35-45 points), toughness and leadership he is worth it. He is the exact type of player you love to have on a line with young players.
Prust got 2.5. Clowe @ 3.5 is the better investment.
I am not saying just give him whatever. What I am saying is that for how unique of a player he is, these injuries do not concern me. He is not 35.
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