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05-18-2013, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by nuck View Post
Why not Stastny? He is essentially the same age as Bozak with three 70+ point seasons on his resume. If he pans out, he will fill the #1 spot nicely for a 5 year contract term. Yes he has not been great the last couple of years but that is why he won't cost the moon to acquire. They would want Lupul+ for the ppg version of him.
I don't think this will solve all the clubs problems, nor is there not some risk involved, but there are a lot worse ways they could go to try and improve. Can you imagine the Kessel line with an 80 point center? As long as they keep Gardiner, Reilly and this years 1st I would be happy with them moving some young assets to bring him over.
He is not Connolly, Lombardi or Weiss. This is not a band aid type solution, it's fixing a hole with a player who is still young enough to have a personal best season.

I don't like Ribeiro as much, mostly because of his age, but he has big skills and if Bozak is $4 million + then Ribs is worth 6 and they are still miles ahead. He could score 80 next season.
I'd rather stay from Stastny. Not worth $6.7 million in my books. If we can't sign Bozak, we may as well use our talent internally. Not even Bryan Burke was desperate for Stastny so I doubt Nonis would be.

I would go for Ranger, though.

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