Stastny to the habs
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05-20-2013, 01:38 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
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Ok, Chacal, no insults, just facts. Do you know why Stastny did so much better in terms of points his first season when compared to Eller?
Stastny was the 2nd line center behind Sakic. He played over 18 minutes per game with 3:38 of PPTOI PER GAME. What did Eller get his rookie season? He played 3rd line center and definitely did not have a Sakic calibre center to help him. He also was given a whopping 11:08 minutes per game, with a huge :17 seconds of PPTOI. There are many reasons why Stastny had better point production stats his first three seasons than Eller. However, Stastny has never been a physical player. He is big and soft. Eller is already turning into a physical specimen while getting better at producing points while still getting no significant PP time. We do not need another soft top 6 player, we need a physical top 6 player to complement the soft guys we already have.
Looking at Eller, we see a player trending upwards EVERY SINGLE SEASON. Looking at Stastny we see a player who has declined for 3 consecutive seasons. Eller is far more physical and already is out producing Sastny with less TOI and less PPTOI. Eller is paid a TON less than Stastny. There is nothing Stastny brings to our top 6 that we do not already have. He is a decent player, and with the right power forwards can still be effective, but not on our team because we NEED to get big physical guys into our top 6 to help the softer guys we already have. Guess what Eller is? A big, physical guy who can already out produce Stastny for a lot less money.
Can you understand why getting Sastny is unnecessary and a waste of assets and cap space, now? Please?
You're views on Stastny as a player are wrong. But I agree that Montreal has more important areas to address then center.
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