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  • sean t sean t Sep 9, 2008 2:17 AM Flag

    rate my team

    C Evgeni Malkin 3
    C Daniel Briere 53
    LW Thomas Vanek 48
    LW Brian Rolston 78
    RW Shane Doan 40
    RW Erik Cole 105
    D Mathieu Schneider 122
    D Jay Bouwmeester 156
    D Bryan McCabe 174
    D Shane O'Brien 217
    BN Tomas Plekanec 71
    BN Brendan Shanahan 119
    BN Tomas Holmstrom 129

    G Jean-Sebastien Giguere 18
    G Marty Turco 26
    BN Jimmy Howard G) 242

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    • Must be a lot of teams in this league- you're pretty top-heavy, talent-wise. The only way I can guess how good this team is would be to compare whether a person's scoring will be the same as, improve, or decline, from last year.
      Malkin-even probably, if Crosby's healthy all year.
      Briere- equal, maybe decline.
      Vanek- improve.
      Rolston- decline (older NJ forwards rarely score well).
      Doan- decline (his best year was last).
      Cole- decline (now behind Penner's big money contract in EDM). Schneider- improve (unless he goes to LA, then equal).
      Bouwmeester- Equal (before McCabe trade, I'd have said improve, but now he won't be relied on as much on the PP, etc).
      McCabe- improve.
      O'Brien- decline (Meszaros, Carle, Ranger ahead)
      Plecanek- equal
      Shanahan- decline (if he signs at all).
      Holmstrom- slight increase.
      Giguere and Turco- equal (which is very good)
      Howard- I keep seeing his name pop up. Anyone realize that the backup in Detroit is Conklin, who only posted a .923sv% when Fleury was down last year? Howard might see 10 games if he's lucky.

      So- 5 same as last year, 4 improvements, 5 decliners, and one waste of a pick (Howard). Sounds mid-pack to me.


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