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Has there ever been a guy whose skills eroded as quickly as Phillipe Boucher?

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06-16-2010, 03:12 PM
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Jim Carey, Blaine Lacher, Jose Theodore, Cristobal Huet....
I don't think Huet has eroded. He could still be as solid if he ever was, if another team takes on his contract.

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You should go to your parents and have them ground you for two months and then tell them to raise you a bit better. Bad taste.

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I don't think Huet has eroded. He could still be as solid if he ever was, if another team takes on his contract.
Ok Huet might just be overpaid.

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If he doesn't watch it, Lecavalier will be a staple in this thread. He had a wonderful 2007 season, led the NHL in goals, was a 2nd team all-star, 3rd in scoring and exactly what we thought he'd be and just as well assumed he'd eventually hit the HHOF. Then 2008 was not a bad season at 92 points, then 67 and then 70 points. This season he complained about having tunnel vision and he wasn't even on the radar for the Olympics, he literally played himself off the team, literally. In total, Lecavalier has a career plus minus of -105.

I hate to say it because he's a HHOFer, but Denis Savard was a shadow of his former self when he left Chicago.

Wade Redden mentioned earlier is a perfect example and one that would flirt with the best all-time. Who knows that might make Sather pay him even MORE money!

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If he doesn't watch it, Lecavalier will be a staple in this thread. He had a wonderful 2007 season, led the NHL in goals, was a 2nd team all-star, 3rd in scoring and exactly what we thought he'd be and just as well assumed he'd eventually hit the HHOF. Then 2008 was not a bad season at 92 points, then 67 and then 70 points. This season he complained about having tunnel vision and he wasn't even on the radar for the Olympics, he literally played himself off the team, literally. In total, Lecavalier has a career plus minus of -105.
Have there every been two more similar careers than Vincent Lecavalier and Bobby Smith?

Both 6'4" centers drafted #1 overall with major hype and expected to be franchise players. Both compared to Jean Beliveau.

Both have one huge season where they actually lived up to their billing/potential.

Both won a Cup but were only 'OK' during that playoff run.

Through most of their careers, both put up solid, consistent 75-point seasons when it seemed they were capable of so much more.

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Have there every been two more similar careers than Vincent Lecavalier and Bobby Smith?

Both 6'4" centers drafted #1 overall with major hype and expected to be franchise players. Both compared to Jean Beliveau.

Both have one huge season where they actually lived up to their billing/potential.

Both won a Cup but were only 'OK' during that playoff run.

Through most of their careers, both put up solid, consistent 75-point seasons when it seemed they were capable of so much more.
You are right, but I bet LeCavalier's seasons, after era adjustment, have been mostly better than Smith's.

Also, one was a French canadian playing for an english team and one was an anglophone who played mostly for a French Canadian team.

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