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06-24-2013, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
Of the 50 highest cap hits in today's NHL, only one is an ""elite 50 point two way player" like you guys are talking about. Jordan Staal at 46. You guys can go around agreeing with each other, convincing one another how right you have it, but scorers have been and always will be more coveted and more in demand than two way players. And those two way players don't have more trade value if they are at the same points in their careers, ever.
Scoring goals gets you the payday as evidenced by looking at these highly paid players, that are completely worth their minimal 5.5 mil per cap hit like Cammalleri, Statsny, Heatly, Gaborik, Zajac, Horcoff et al.

The difference is that they're not at the same point in their career. Vanek is 1yr away from UFA, where he'll be able to sign with anyone for however much money they'll care to pony up, Oshie or a similar player will be under club control for a couple years hence the reason why he'd be more valuable to a rebuild.

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