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05-01-2013, 03:06 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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People are writing him off because we can't afford to invest money in players who look like they're breaking down. Point production is the kind of thing that separates Clowe from the Prusts of the world. If he's not scoring 50 points a year, why not target a guy who will give you 30 points but is younger, cheaper, and has the speed to keep up with the game?
If he wants a one or two year deal to prove he's healthy, fine, but I'm not comfortable with 3+ years.
If he scores 45 points and add's toughness and leadership he is worth the money. If he was scoring 50+ points he would be looking at 4-5 million/season easily. Guys like him don't grow on trees.
After a pretty bad shoulder injury which he attempted to play through to help the team he was on pace for ~40 points in 82 games. That's with playing with a significant injury.
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