Okposo brings so much more than just scoring. To compare him to Clarkson who has 0 skills is really crazy. Okposo primarily is powerforward who besides that is a puck hog. 7 millions might just be a bit too steep for him but I'd like to have him for 6.
Backes is far away from being a number 1 center and the best FA available. Staal is the only one who might play another year or two like a nr1 Center.
I'm also pretty sure that Shipachev will be far better than Backes.
And yes...we need a Datsyuk-style of player. We hardly ever had the puck, were one of the worst possession teams. And we just lost our best possession player. While I think that possession is overrated you still cannot win games if you're chasing the puck all season long. Surely not with our defense.
Shaman was comparing contracts - not the actual players themselves.
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