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In Topic: Alfie wants to play

22 July 2014 - 12:58 PM


I think you're overthinking it. Legwand is a 45-50 point player. He continued this consistency with us. No matter how few games he played, that's 45-50 points that could have helped us that now won't. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2


 
40 of his points helped Nashville, not us.  I'd agree they Legwand "could have helped", but that's not what you said.  You said we had to replace his 50 pts.  Which we don't.  We never counted on, or got 50 pts. from David Legwand.  So we wouldn't have to replace them. 
 
But, as I said, his 50 pts. "could have helped" had we re-signed him.  That's sort of a platitude though. 
 
Edit:  And it should be noted that if we're talking about replacing Legwand's 50 point potential, then you can rest assured we already have as Stephen Weiss will be back and he's got 50 point potential too. 


That's a good point about Weiss but the rest of your post is just unnecessarily critical and misguided.

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In Topic: Alfie wants to play

22 July 2014 - 11:25 AM


If Alfie doesn't come back we will have lost two 50 point players (Legwand, Alfredsson) and replaced them with Dan Cleary. When you look at it that way, we need Alfie back. I doubt Jurco, if he plays, hits 50. That's 100 points to be replaced. Some of it will be made up by a healthy Zetterberg and Datsyuk, but its hard to say we are better without Alfredsson.


 
Maybe we'd be better, maybe we wouldn't.  But it's not like we were good with Alfredsson, so why not try something different?  Sometimes it's all about the team dynamic.  Who ever believed Columbus would be a better offensive (and defensive team) without Nash, Carter, Gaborik, or Horton (injured)?  On paper it seems like it's crazy, but the team might actually be better in the long run.
 
Also, you're fudging the numbers to make a point.  Legwand played 21 games for us and contributed 11 pts.  I get that he was a 50 pt. guy on the season, and so technically we'd have to "replace him".  But you make it seem like we're losing a guy who contributed 50 pts. to our team, which he didn't.  If anything, you'd have to replace his defense and 11 pts., as anything more than that rested on future potential that was lost the minute they decided not to re-sign him.   


I think you're overthinking it. Legwand is a 45-50 point player. He continued this consistency with us. No matter how few games he played, that's 45-50 points that could have helped us that now won't.

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In Topic: Alfie wants to play

22 July 2014 - 10:04 AM

If Alfie doesn't come back we will have lost two 50 point players (Legwand, Alfredsson) and replaced them with Dan Cleary. When you look at it that way, we need Alfie back. I doubt Jurco, if he plays, hits 50. That's 100 points to be replaced. Some of it will be made up by a healthy Zetterberg and Datsyuk, but its hard to say we are better without Alfredsson.

In Topic: Dekeyser/Tatar status update

21 July 2014 - 06:04 AM

 

You really think they'd waive him? I don't think there's a chance at this point. I know they want one of the kids to play, but I don't think they'll just lose Kindl for nothing. Doesn't seem like Holland's style. They'll likely run Paetsch-Ouellet, Evans-Sproul and Backman-Marchenko in GR, and let Jensen and Nedomlel bounce between the AHL/ECHL.

 

 

Exactly what I was thinking when I saw that. But he's OUR overpriced UFA...  :glare:

 

Kindl is a goner.  He was sat in a crucial final playoff game because he was terrible, for an UNTRIED PROSPECT.  And the prospect played better than Kindl.  They'll waive him and lose him for nothing because no one wants him.  Or he will bolt to the KHL.  If I were a betting man I'd say he's not in their plans for the future.  And we have lost players for nothing.  Quite a few times, so it wouldn't surprise me to lose him for nothing.


In Topic: Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

18 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

No sense worrying about Babcock. He admitted to wanting to stay by saying a contract deal will get done. Thank God. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2