Hahaha. Clarkson is overrated around the league, at least if broadcasters are any indication of how GMs feel. No one ever said anything about not replacing him.
well we can't just sit here and be happy that we're not overpaying this and this player and try to bring them down and pretend its no big deal. Seriously who's gonna score goals? Without Clarkson last year we'd be top3 at the draft this weekend.
who's on the market who could replace him? we don't really have assets to replace him either and we already didnt have enough goals last season after losing Zach/Sykora's production from the year before. Lou gambled that the guys could step up and somehow make it happen but we had injuries and it didnt happen at all. We had 112 goals for, thats 1 more goal than Nashville who finish last in the entire league. How is LOSING on of your top player any good on top of that? Even if we could somehow sign a guy like Horton or wtv. His production will simply replace Clarkson's production from this year. We'll still be lacking goals.
edit: for the record and i assume you guys know this. but i never liked Clarkson. But still i know what he brings, he can score, fight, work the boards (which is fvcking important in NJ our whole system relies on this and we already lost zach and zubie is not re-signed yet and not getting any younger), hit and get under the other team's skin
Edited by SterioDesign, 24 June 2013 - 09:26 AM.