Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:09 PM
1.its not obvious he is peaking now. its obvious he is having an anomaly. and that next year he will be back to being the same player he has been every other year of his career. 2.its funny how i provide actual data to back up my opinion and you just keep dismissing it. 3.besides the only reason i even provided the data or linked to the article that said the same thing is that you erroneously tried to imply his age was where he should be peaking.
steen is performing this year at a ppg more than 50% higher than any other season he has ever had. additionally his shooting percentage is twice his lifetime average. those sort of numbers are not sustainable over a large sample size. he is on a hot streak, plain and simple. 4.if you sign players based on hot streaks then your team will never be any good as your money will be locked up in underperforming players.
5.we cant predict the future. but what we can do is use the information we have to make the best possible decisions. when doing that you give yourself a good chance of being right most of the time. if you just blindly guess and are correct, thats called being lucky. using information to make informed decisions is called being smart.
1. So what is peaking if not the best year of your career?
2. You brought up career average numbers of guys like Howe, Beliveau and Esposito to somehow prove it is all decline for Steen for the rest of his career. Love to hear how that's relevant to Steen.
3. The difference between 27 and 29 is not as great as you think. lol
4. But Steen is not being compensated as a point per game player. lol His contract is very in line with what his career average is.
Again, it's a short term deal at what the going rate for a 50 point guy will be for the next few years. Whether it's his peak or not it's a very fair deal for everyone. Don't see what the big deal is.
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