wprager wrote:I have *a couple small* issues with that. First, three years ago he 73 points. Not fantastic, but more than Tavares or Staal (Jorda) have ever done. So it's not exactly fair to say he's had 3 sub-par seasons. Also, regarding his half-season of good defensive play, two seasons ago he started slowly (offensively) but a lot of that had to do with his good defensive play -- in fact, he finished up -1 on a so-so team. So I think it's more fair to say that he has applied himself defensively for two seasons (although he missed significant portions of both of them).
I'm with ya, but is it so far fetched that some in the media who haven't seen his day to day progression would be worried when Jason is going into this season surrounded by garbage in the top-six?
He's not the only guy that was snubbed either so we (as Sens fans) shouldn't act like this list is the be all end all, when it's just the opinion of one sports writer (who seems to be a bit of a moron).
No, yeah, I get it. I started this off by saying I'm biased, but I just don't see Tavares or even Stamkos up there. Certainly not as centers -- to me a center should be much more rounded than what Stamkos brings. Maybe in a few years, but not now. Same for some other names on that list.
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