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06-12-2013, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Boyle View Post
Disagree. I think you discredit his skill. I think he has a top-6 skillset, especially when you throw in his size and good speed package.

Guy's got solid hands and can rip the puck. He's strong on the boards. Good forechecker. He's a great complimentary player, he works very well with Toews/Kane, helps give them some more room on the ice.

His problem has always been lack of constant motion. He coasts at times. This year, he wasn't coasting, and he was an extremely effective player. Sometimes players just figure it out later in their careers, especially larger players.
I do t buy it. He isn't a great skater. He doesn't have great hands and he was on pace for ~40 points while playing with superstar players.

If he gets 4 years @3.5 million which I think is below what he will get, would you sign him?

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