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05-12-2013, 06:36 PM
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He isn't going to continue playing at a top 6 rate next year. Players like him cannot usually keep up playing at a top 6 rate consistently, they've got too much wear and tear on their body. If they played hard every game they'd break down so quickly. Don't freak out over him. He's a great 3rd liner but has not an all star. If he can get some mixture of >15g and >15a for 35 points then it's a good year, and he was about on pace for that this year. He's 31 and he's never scored above .5PPG in his career over a full season, and the only time he did was 05-06 where everybody scored a lot of points.

With that said, he plays like this every playoffs, which is good enough. 3 years at 2.5 million sounds good to me. But he's not a top-6 forward. Don't kid yourselves. I am a huge fan of his though.

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