Re: The Realistic Move
posted at 5/3/2012 12:16 PM EDT
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I didn't say the past means nothing, I said it doesn't mean definite reproduction.
I didn't say Lucic has the same offensive skill as Parise. He does score at a rate that is about 90% for 50% of the cost, brings a physical edge, is 5 years younger and improving rather than declining, and is healthier, so I would rather have him.
Parise's 38 goal season was also pre-knee surgery. You can't seem to get that through your head.
But I'm done with Parise comments. I started this thread to discuss realistic, likely options for the Bruins offseason. If you want to discuss the most expensive FA that might hit the market, stick to the Stanley thread about the moves PC should make. In that magical land we can also land Suter, trade for Ryan and possibly lure Gretzky out of retirement.
In Response to Re: The Realistic Move
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: The Realistic Move : [QUOTE]It is a falsehood to say that because someone has done something before means they will do it again, and because they haven't that they won't. Parise scored 45goals 3 years and 2 knee surgeries ago, and now he is poised to make as much as Lucic and Marchand combined as a UFA. I would much sooner spend that money on those two, and yes both of their production is pretty close to what Parise was shown he can do on his new knee this past season. Boston's LW's are also only 23, younger than Parise was before he ever scored his lone 45 goal season. It is not a homer perspective to say they are better options and that their production is currently similar as individuals, dramatically better combined at the same cost. In Response to Re: The Realistic Move : Ok, how about 38 goals 2 years ago then? I would consider a guy who has done it in the past (and is still young himself), much more of a likeliehood to do it again than a guy who can maybe do it but never has. If you would like to start combining wingers from other lines that's fine, but I would rather have Clarkson and Parise (first and second line wingers) than march and lucic, and pay the extra 2-4 Mill a year. It is no doubt a homer perspective for someone to say lucic and parise are the same guy but lucic is more physical. Parise's worst season (taking out both of their rookie years), has been better than lucic's best. Granted, lucic has had less years, but Parise has scored over 30 every year, lucic did it once. If someone thinks those two guys are on the same level from a scoring threat and offensive talent perspective, there's nothing anyone can say to get the black and gold glasses off of them. You make it this either or assumption too, we have the space. I would rather see Lucic, Marchand, and Parise as our 3 LW's with rask in net rather than see lucic marchand and tt. Unless you can tell me TT will put up a 950 save % again, but according to your statements, past doesn't mean anything when looking to the future. Or does that statement only apply to non bruins?
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