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06-24-2013, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by struckbyaparkedcar View Post

Oshie was the leading scorer on the best team in the west last season. "Nobody worthy of being shut down" my ass.
That's relative. He was the leading scorer because that team sucked at scoring goals. Just because the rest of his team doesn't score doesn't mean he's a better player for that.

He's not an elite offensive talent, he's just another solid NHL forward and certainly doesn't have the value than an elite goal scorer like Vanek does.

Goals are still the rarest, more desirable commodity in the league and the guys who score a lot of them are rare and desireable. Guys like Oshie are a much more common breed and aren't worth as much, evidenced by the fact that nobody will pay a guy with a career high of 54 points $6+ million a year, even if he wins a Selke.

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