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05-23-2013, 02:16 PM
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MonkeyBusiness
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Originally Posted by dmanfish90 View Post
What does that mean "bonafide"?

Is he of Ryan Getzlaf, Sidney Crosby, Pavel Datsyuk quality. Absolutely not. He's a 1b/2A Centre. On teams like us, FLA, COL, NSH, etc. he's a #1. On teams like Boston, Anaheim, Vancouver, etc. he's a #2. So basically for us to be a SC Contender, we would eventually need a #1 C that will outplay him (Galchenyuk in 5-6 years or earlier) and he needs to remain as good as he's been in previous years being a #2 specialist (PK and PP too).



He had flashes (Plekanec) when he scored 70 pts (good on at least 10 teams as a #1 C) but ultimately no, not really a #1, more #1B/#2A like I said above.



Really? I don't see it, unless he's got 41 in 41.



A playoff contending team? Yes. A SC contending team? No.



We are, but again IDK how many good UFAs we attract in 2014. However, with Gionta, Markov, Bouillon, and hopefully Diaz traded for something of value by then, we should have enough cap space after re-signing Markov to a veteran deal (1-2 years at 2.5-4 million per season) to make a small dip into the UFA pool.
How would anyone know what a Stanley Cup contending team looks like? I'm sure no one expected the Devils to make it last year, anyone is a Stanley Cup contender as soon as you make the playoffs. Especially if Price plays like we know he's capable of.

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