Re: Yet Another Parise Thread
posted at 5/16/2012 9:41 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Yet Another Parise Thread
I totally agree with you. People keep calling Parise an elite talent and big-game player... the numbers don't back it up. He is less productive than Krejci. No matter how he looks to people's eyes, all that matters is how many goals go in when the game is up. In Response to Re: Yet Another Parise Thread :
Posted by OatesCam
I'd have to respectfully agree with you guys on this one. It is not as simple as a 1 for 1 Krecji for Parise comparison if you want to look at it quantitatively. It is the net difference across the lineup:
Krecji scored 62 points last year, Parise 69. If you were being generous, call it a wash, but in reality Parise is the bigger offensive threat.
Or -- just look at our top 6 point production
Current (approx. points)
Bergeron 70 Marchand 60 Seguin 75
Krecji 68 Horton 55 Lucic 65
Seguin 80-85 Lucic 65-70 Parise 70
Bergeron 70 Marchand 60 Horton 55
I think we will get more production out of Seguin with him in the center -- potentially at the cost of a few more goals against. His point totals will be significantly higher than Krecji as our #1C. I see Krecji topping out at around 75 points. I also think that whoever plays on Seguins wing will put up more points just playing with the kid. In Seguins wing spot you put Parise who may not put up 90+ anymore, but is probably good for 70+ and who know how many points if he really finds his groove with Seguin -- lots of upside.
The cap difference would be the difference of what Krecji makes, and what Parise is going to make. If we trade Timmy, the net difference at goaltender will make it up if Parise is willing to accept a reasonable offer.
Is Krecji a very good hockey player? Absolutely. I by no means want him gone. However that doesn't always mean that trading him would not improve the overall makeup of the team.