2013 Offseason Thread Part IV: SCF, end. Trades, begin.
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06-24-2013, 11:53 AM
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Nystrom is a 4th liner. However the Rangers finished 1st 2 years ago with Fedotenko and Prust on the 3rd line.
Nystrom can't score? He had 16 goals last year. 7 goals and 11 points in 48 games this year. Great PKer.
Asham had 2 goals and 2 points in 27 games.
Pyatt had 6 goals and 11 points. Provides nothing in terms of PKing or PP. Got a lot of playing time.
Powe had 0 goals and 0 points in 42 games this season. 0.
How is he not an upgrade?
He is an upgrade but we already have guys under contract and these random poor 3rd/good 4th liners always get way overpaid.
And the years before this he had 4 goals, 11 goals, 5 goals (age 25-27 so not like when he was too young). He averages maybe 15 points a year. The two years he scores a bunch (this and last) were the two years his shooing % was 50% above his career average (and higher than that if you take out these two years since the reason his career avg is at 10% and now lower is because these two years at 15% brought it up).
Pyatt is better offensively than him. He's pretty much always good for 10 goals 25 pts or so. That's like Nystroms ceiling.
Even Asham has almost the exact same offensive numbers as Nystrom over the past several years (~20 pt guy and he does it playing 9 mins a game to Nystroms 14)
Nystrom even got paid 1.4M last year soyou know that's going up so right away it's already too much money.
Powe provides completely nothing offensively, I obviously agree there.
My point is we don't need to pay 1.5-2M+ or whatever for guys with no offense when what we need is one more top 6/top 9 winger. You can fill in the 4th line with min contract guys basically.
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