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09-06-2013, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by NoNecksCurse View Post
and you can cite anyone .. stalberg wasnt a big name free agent. he was a scratch come playoff time. he is a complimentary piece .. not a big time guy. this horrible crop of free agency has made guys like briere, stalberg, grabvoski, brunner actually seem like great pick ups. they aren't.
After saying it would be a first if I were right, you then pretty much concede that he was one of the bigger names of this year's class. The ghosts Gretzky, Orr, Esposito, Hull, Howe, and Stevens in their primes weren't available this year. Teams can only negotiate with those players who are available ... it's the nature of the game.

Stalberg addressed a need and brings in a skillset to replace Erat on the wing ... one of the things Poile stated was at the top of his list to accomplish. How well Stalberg actually performs in that role for the Preds remains to be seen. Claiming that he wasn't one of the higher rated free agents this summer is contrary to reality.

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