ziggystardust wrote:Morozov is exponentially better than Recchi, Leclair, Palffy and Mario at this point.
So you even believe some of the things you post on this board, or do you just sit around trying come up with the most ludicrous statements you can think of to provoke reactions?
Exponentially better? Taken to the smallest degree, exponentially better than Recchi's production would put Morozov at 480 points! What was CP thinking not signing that kind of player!
Ahhh, but it was just hyperbole to represent his superior defensive play compared to Recchi... no, that can't be it because that would be a wash at best. It must be the superior presence in front of the net during power plays that he would offer over Leclair... nope, Morozov did his best to stay away from that part of the ice. Oh, he would be much better than a season, and career NHL, point-a-game player in Palffy, who managed to come away with a +5 on *this* team. Hmmm, no Morozov's career hasn't even had a sniff at a point-a-game *season*, much less lifetime, and his last (+) year was 1999. It is not even remotely worth the time comparing him to a HOF superstar who still managed to put up nearly a point a game despite playing through the third or fourth major health problem in his career.
So what, exactly, was your point, because the outrageous exaggeration has certainly obscured it? To suggest Morozov would be better than any of these players, even at this point, is a stretch. To suggest that he would be significantly, or "exponetially" better flies in the face of all logic and past precedent.
Keep in mind I was disappointed that Aleksey was not signed this year, and certainly don't think he could *hurt* the team in any way. But none of this means that he would in some way be "better" than any of the players listed.
This has been an unbelievably disappointing season, but I can't help but shake my head when I see you, and a few others here, suggesting that this team would be so much better off without these so-called washed up old vets who just happen to account for four out the top five Penguin scorers (5 of 8 if you include Lemieux, who played in less than half the games to date).