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Stempniak Surprised He Is Still On The Market

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

While a star player like Ilya Kovalchuk remains unsigned 15 days into unrestricted free agency, perhaps lost is the fact that the second top goal scorer on the market also remains without a team.

Lee Stempniak’s 28 goals in 2009-10 were second only to Kovalchuk’s 41 among the current UFA forwards still on the market. What gives?

“I mean, I’m certainly surprised,” Stempniak told ESPN.com on Thursday. “And not just with me, but with all the players that are out there right now, especially forwards. There’s a lot of very, very good forwards that are still out there on the market. I’m just surprised by how slow it’s been.”


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WingMan's avatar

Maybe if you hadn’t sucked for the 2-3 years before that someone might be interested?

Having watched this guy in Toronto while he was there, I can totally understand this situation.

I truly hope teams are getting to the point where teams look at a players overall performance for a more extended period of time and not just the most recent performance.

Posted by WingMan from The Q C on 07/16/10 at 12:56 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

tick tock…

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 07/16/10 at 08:14 PM ET

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