posted at 11/13/2011 9:44 AM EST
In Response to Re: Hamill
[QUOTE]Pouliot has some speed and size in the NHL. Hamill has some speed and playmaking ability in the AHL, and is undersized. He scored one point two games ago right? Oh my GOD! HE'S AWESOME! Pouliot has more potential/value overall whether anyone wants to admit it or not. Hamill is being showcased right now on his "hot streak." The B's are trying to play people with him. Get over your attachment with overrated draft picks. I forgive ya.
Posted by RawrBear[/QUOTE]
Hamill 5' 11" 180
Pouliot 6' 3" 195
Not a big size difference.
(Marchand is 5'9" 190)
Hamill 2 games 1 assist and is a plus 2
Pouliot 10 games 1 goal and is a minus 2
Are you considering "potential" because of draft position? Hamill was an 8 and Polio was a 4, not much difference in that. Marchand was a #71 overall, would you get rid of him based on "potential"?
If I'm CJ or any coach, I don't play someone based on potential, but on production and Hamill is way outproducing Polio, by a pretty hefty margin.
Drop the preconceived notions and just look at the stats and stats alone and I instantly say Hamill is more valuable.
And then consider Hamill's salary cap. Let's say Hamill gets "on fire", and goes beyond that, goes "white hot", then "goes nuclear" - which for him would mean about 40-50 points this year. Just for the sake of argument, let's say that happens, he still has basically nothing at the negotiating table. He would get at or about league minimum. Polio - if he turned in the same numbers, could argue for slightly more money because he's turned in roughly the same numbers before. So Hamill would have a smaller cap hit this year and in years to come.
Hey, get over your preconceived notions. I will forgive you, too.