Jul. 10, 2022
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Caniac2000</b></div><div>That regression isn't worth it. He's not a point per game winger, which is what you're paying for here. You're another 1st away from opening a Marner conversation. TK is a few rungs away from this caliber of player. If you wanted to go this route, Keller is probably a better fit. He's shown that a shooting percentage north of 15% isn't a fluke, doesn't have the same injury woes, and is signed long term.
I'd rather have a 35 year old Jordan Staal than a 29 year old JT Compher. Offensively, it's close, they both average 30 points a season. Staal is one of the best play drivers in hockey, he's one of the best defensive forwards in the league, and he can do something JT Compher can't and that is be 6'4. Would much rather have Jordo</div></div>
Keller would be a good target, I think I like TK's physicality over Keller but your point is well-spoken and received.
If Staal is willing to take a discount from his projected contract to stay in Carolina, I'm all for it. I think given contract value and age, I'll take the age and speed of Compher over Jordo losing another step, but I'm just a scrub on ACGM so what do I know lol. Curious to see what DW thinks, either way, I don't think Compher leaves COL and we probably end up with Staal anyway.