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05-16-2013, 03:11 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
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Well I think he's playing (Stastny) in a role that he probably shouldn't (checking role) which could explain his drop in production

But the key here IMO, is there's 1 more year left on Statsny's deal...

I don't expect this to be a popular opinion, but one for one, I'd do that trade in a mili-second.
He's played a checking role this season, but the scoring decline started before that. The previous two years it was O'Reilly as the chief checking center and Statsny was still only in the 50-60 point range.

The biggest reason for Statsny's scoring decline beyond decreasing talent is that his earlier numbers were heavily inflated by the absurdly aggressive run and gun system that Colorado was playing for a while, which lead to lots of goals for and even more goals against.

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