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10-16-2013, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by BBKers View Post
Well first of all he led The Blue Jackets in scoring last year with a PPG score of 0,625, or 51 points in an 82 game year. Considerably ahead of household names like Gaborik, Anisimov, Brassard and Dubinsky.
On the Rangers he would have wound up around 4th/5th in scoring with those points.
Second he is pretty decent on the PP. Nuff said there, no?
Third, have you seen where the Rangers are now in scoring? How about this here?
We need offense. From wherever we can get it...

So what is there NOT to "get" - if he can come in for cheap and contribute?
Kids are not quite ready. No need to rush them... We have seen before where that leadeth.
If the slide continues - team will likely be blown up anyways. Signing him for cheap now & he could easily get us an asset at the deadline for nothing but money if that is the case. Win/win
Easy decision.
He's also soon 39 years old. His numbers will decline, especially in a full 82 game season (although of course he already missed some). So he'd probably slip to below 6th in scoring, which more or less makes him a bottom six forward on this team. I'd much rather play Kreider, Miller, Hrivik, Lindberg and Fast over Vinny. A washed up Prospal won't solve our scoring woes anyway.

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