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#1 deb4te

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:57 PM

This guy is a solid, american-made right wing who played really well for phoenix in the later half of the season and into the playoffs. He's only 27, so he's kind of in his prime. Since we probably won't get Kovy, we should grab this guy. He's cheap and he'll be a solid second liner or even a first liner.

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Sound good?
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:00 PM

For the right price i think this would be an awesome move.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:04 PM

I don't know how "cheap" he will be but it would definitely be very Lou-like.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:35 PM

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:43 PM

i hope we grab him
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:54 PM

I'd love to have him as well.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:57 PM

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:59 PM

Let's get a petition going and fax it over to Lou.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:02 PM

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this would be cool but yeah as i said, he could be first or second line in my opinon
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:02 PM

A slow smallish winger who has had one hot streak in the last 4 years. There is a reason he is still on the market. I seen him play more then I have most Devils. He is useless.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:10 PM

A slow smallish winger who has had one hot streak in the last 4 years. There is a reason he is still on the market. I seen him play more then I have most Devils. He is useless.

Might be a better signing than Petr Sykora? :noclue:
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:11 PM

A slow smallish winger who has had one hot streak in the last 4 years. There is a reason he is still on the market. I seen him play more then I have most Devils. He is useless.


Right, but who's spot would he be taking? What do we have to lose by offering him a 1 or 2 year deal?
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:11 PM

14 goals and 18 points in 18 games with phoenix?

That does not suck.

I realize this is definitely a "hot streak". But I think he would fit really well with us. He needs to be on a good line and he will be if we get him.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 04:56 PM

14 goals and 18 points in 18 games with phoenix?

That does not suck.

I realize this is definitely a "hot streak". But I think he would fit really well with us. He needs to be on a good line and he will be if we get him.


People overrate Stempniak. He is a 16-18 goal guy in a season and probably around 14 on the Devils. He is probably as low as you can go for a second line player and is a mediocre third line player. He is small and pretty slow. His streak with Phoenix wasn't more than a lot of good luck at once, it happens but it won't happen again most likely.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 04:58 PM

People overrate Stempniak. He is a 16-18 goal guy in a season and probably around 14 on the Devils. He is probably as low as you can go for a second line player and is a mediocre third line player. He is small and pretty slow. His streak with Phoenix wasn't more than a lot of good luck at once, it happens but it won't happen again most likely.

ummmm...I would think most people would put him at 25-30 goals in general or on the Devils.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:26 PM

ummmm...I would think most people would put him at 25-30 goals in general or on the Devils.


That looks like his top max end range, I would think his consistent range is like 16-22. His shooting percentage has wildly varied in his career which has really affected his goal scoring. He shot 30% for almost a quarter of a season in Phoenix, that's obviously nuts, even for that time span.
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#17 hobgoblin933

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:32 PM

I think he's definitely worth a shot and has a lot more potential than other options (i.e. Sykora, Torres)
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:42 PM

That looks like his top max end range, I would think his consistent range is like 16-22. His shooting percentage has wildly varied in his career which has really affected his goal scoring. He shot 30% for almost a quarter of a season in Phoenix, that's obviously nuts, even for that time span.

Agreed it his his high end range. But I would call it likely to be his range because he's entering his prime and will peak over the next four years. Playing on a line with Elias and Arnott or Parise and Zajac he would have no problem scoring 25-30.

Remember, this is a guy who has never played on a good team. He came to the Blues just after their last playoff appearance and was traded right before there next playoff appearance. If you're not a superstar then your stats on a bad team are going to suffer.

He has only played 18 games on a good team. And in those 18 games he scored 14 goals. I don't dare act like he is going to maintain that average but that average would put him at about 60 goals I believe. He is a lock for 25-30 on a good team.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:35 PM

ummmm...I would think most people would put him at 25-30 goals in general or on the Devils.


Stempniak, 30 goals? The guy hit over 25 goals twice and I am willing to say last season was a fluke. I think he can hit 50 points playing with Elias and Arnott but 20 goals at most, more likely he scores around 14-17. last season he scored at 29% with Phoenix and when he scored 27 he was at 16.3%. He would probably hover his season norm around 8-9% at best here.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:10 PM

Been good only once in 4 years and is overrated IMO but if we can't find something better and our money can't be used on something better then why not a wise 1 or 2 year contract.
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