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06-28-2013, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by blahblah View Post
I hate that phrase. At any rate, why do you think he deserves less? His stats, especially for a center, is still 6+ million. Dude can play in all three zones and is still pretty damn good in the faceoff circle.

He'd still be playing 20 minutes if it weren't for Stamkos. He's worth more than Brad Richards.

I understand the hesitancy, mainly because he's probably going to have a hard time scoring 30 goals. But this guy can still put up 80 points with this team.
I could go along with that line of thinking. I'm just not sure that this club would excite a guy like Lecavalier. Signing a guy like VL would allow the Jackets to re-sign VP and have a top line of Prospal-Lecavalier-Gaborik. It drops Anisimov to the second line and might allow JK to use Johansen as trade bait to better this club.

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