It doesn't look like we're going to have that much cap space this summer (excluding Hudler) so we won't be able to get someone better for the same price. He f***ed us last summer but may as well have him back.
I'd ship him off in a trade instantly though if there was a deal worth it.
Realistically, he will probably score about 30 goals and 70 points if he is played on the top two lines like he should be. Possibly even more.
You have nothing that actually backs that prediction up.
At least mine is based on reality. The KHL is a worse, slower league than the NHL. Thinking he actually got BETTER is thinking that living on the moon for a year will make you stronger when in reality it makes you weaker because of the lesser gravity.
[font="Book Antiqua"] Ok, how's this for manipulating numbers:
Howard's save percentage has dropped by .014 from the regular season to the playoffs, despite the fact that in game 4 he had a shutout and in game 5 he stopped 30 of 31 for a .968%. From the start of game 4 to the end of game 5, Howard posted a .983%. and a .50 GAA on a SAPG of 30.
That's a stellar pair of games to be sure. But let's contrast that with his other four games, which work out to .875% and a 4.05 GAA with a SAPG of 32.
Your manipulation is again excellent. Like I said, you're the best person on this site for completely arbitrarily manipulating the numbers to support your viewpoint all the while making it seem logical when the reality is there is no logic behind your posts. Ever.
In the same way you remove his 2 best games, I could say that his playoff Save % is only .014 less than his 4th best regular season Sv% despite have 2 sub par games in his first ever playoffs series while the team hardly played well in front of him. Let's contrast his worst 2 games with his other 4 games, which work out to .938% and...well I don't care enough to do the calculations but you get my point. You can't just randomly take out games and base or support a conclusion off it.