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02-03-2014, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by deanwormer View Post
34yo Joe Thorton has 7g and 33a playing with high-end Fs; 33yo David Legwand has 10g and 29a playing with Smith and various 3rd/4th liners. I'm sure if I wanted to dig through the list I could find a few more examples where we continue to undervalue Leggy, and to some extent Fish, and over-value other team players.

That said, I agree with the sentiment - it's not about "get a center", it's about getting 2 top-line guys, whatever they play, and at least one MUST BE a reliable goal scorer.

and yes, I know JT has put up historically better numbers; my point was A) any given year folks don't necessarily put up the numbers and B) age matters, and some of those guys time has passed them by and they aren't as elite as Sid, etc., anymore.
Thorton has 55 point through 56 games this season so far and has had 7 years with 80 points or more. Legwand has never gone above 63 points. Thats a huge difference.

I do agree with your second statement though.

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