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05-24-2013, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by dmanfish90 View Post
Crafty, but correct.

I guess some people don't learn but goalies take the longest out of all players to fully develop. To use an example, Tomas Plekanec was only 25 when he started actually putting up good numbers (69 in 81 in 2007-08). Now that is a little late for a forward, but given he was a 3rd round pick, i'll take it. Now with Price being a first round pick, I expect that by this year at the latest, he should be playing in his "prime" and his stats should reflect that. No more defending if last season's stats continue next year, which they hopefully won't.

Also, when you acquire a 30 year old, you pay exponentially more for him than actually drafting him, and you could get lucky and get a few years before the age of 30 of stellar hockey from him (which in most cases does happen, so I don't understand your "age 30" argument, Price is 25...). So why pay more when u could have him for less and get a bonus out of him. 2010-11 season for Price is a bonus for us because his numbers on that ****** team in front of him with all those injuries, I'm actually a little surprised at how well he did. I mean he didn't have as good numbers with Tri-City in his LAST year there. So yeah...
We are paying top dollar for a goalie who has played average at best. A goalie with similar production at 30 wouldn't get near the pay Price is getting. I see a whole like a BS in these posts yet again. We are paying a premium for Price, there are no dollars saved in this equation.

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