The Snapshot wrote:Hejduk is a sniper, who when paired with Crosby would be a potential 40 goal guy. He is so much better than Sykora, who someone compared him to, it isn't even funny. He's no Hossa, but if he's healthy he is not too far behind. He has sick hands and shot - and skates about 1000% better than Sykora ever has. He's also grittier.
That said, he is not going to fetch too much in terms of young assets at the NHL level. If the Avs want to move him, with only one year left on his deal and the public speculation that he will move back home after that deal is done, I can't see anyone giving up anyone with the upside of Staal or Whitney.
The comparison of Sykora to Hejduk is not that far off.
His game has not been the same in the past year and a half.
He had 35 goals 2 years ago.
He had 29 goals last year.
He's on pace for 28 goals this year.