Claude Giroux vs James Neal (how big is the gap)
G, A, PIM, +/-, PPP, SHP, GWG, SOG
W, GAA, SV%, SA
Keep 6F 3D 1G
this post isn't meant to determine if Neal is on par with Giroux, because I think Claude reigns. in short Giroux's situation makes others play better, whereas Neal's success can be more attributed to being with more elite players in Pittsburgh, being one of those players that is better from those around him.
What I'm looking for comments and feedback on is how far behind Giroux is a 40G scorer who could likely repeat that for years to come in Pit? I think Neal is an underrated and soon to be a fantasy lock on whoever's roster he's on (might have happened already?). He may become one of those untouchables and I wonder if the time to acquire him is past?
What is the gap between an elite elite playmaker in Claude Giroux who is legitimately on one the hottest uptrends in the league, vs a 40+G, monster SOG, +/- man who will fill the net, have good peripherals, etc etc.