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05-04-2004, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by nordique
Preems should be at least a 20-goal guy every year...though if he produces like this in the playoffs I guess it doesn't matter.
He has been a "twenty goal guy" for his entire career. While it's true he has only done it 6 times (in 15 seasons), he has gotten 19 twice, and had the pace to achieve atleast 20 twice again yet in injury shortened seasons. Obviously he was a "twenty goal guy" 10 of 15 seasons. Not bad for a guy who has always been used on a third or checking line (until he went to the "talented" Whalers). Primeau's physical play separates him from Nieuwendyk to a similar degree that Nieuwendyk's offensive play separates him from Primeau. If I had to choose which one I would have liked to have seen on the Habs' third line for the last ten years, I would have said Primeau, as we need big talented bodies. If I were a Bruins fan, I'd probably say Nieuwendyk, as they could have used the offense.

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