Dustin Jeffrey will help us all cope with the loss of Max and has a HUGE potential. Kid scored some major goals for us down the stretch before getting hurt. Fluke injury too.
It was like watching a Malkin injury replay again. Jeffrey is better than Talbot, I don't know why anyone would need to "cope" with the loss of Max Talbot. The guy has been riding that Game 7 for a couple of seasons now, I wish people would let that go. I'll miss Talbot, but he is not that type of player that will make you say at some points during the season "gee, I wish we had Max Talbot still!"
What are you talking about? Vitale is Italian for "versatile". He can easily convert to LW, RW and score up to 50 pts (or no less than 10 less than Kunitz). It's written in his contract. Ask around... you'll see.
if he plays in the top 9 imo he nets 20-25. but thats just me.
Dear lord. People need to rewatch the goals he had. He's a very solid two way player who has improved his skating no doubt, but he did have quite a bit of luck on the ones he potted this past year. Saying he's a lock for 20-25 is nuts. He may not even be on the roster this upcoming season.
Good value for a Top 9 C/W prospect. He was signed to Letestu-esque deal, and rightfully so. He'll get his share of playing time this year because he's ready to make the leap. Bottom end of potential, he stays in W-B/S. Top end, he's a 50 point guy. Realistically, 30-35pt guy. And, you can never have enough of those on cheap deals.
Vitale is a L4 player. Jeffrey and Vitale are not competing.