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07-29-2008, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ABasin View Post
Yes, he played quite well early on last season, but would you call him one of the top 5 or 10 centers in the NHL at this point? If not, then I'd put forth that we're throwing around the word 'elite' pretty loosely here.

I guess I'd like to see him take over the team, really. I'm not upset with any lack of development in the least. He's a terrific young player. I guess I'd just like to see him become one of the very best players. A lot to put on a kid's shoulders, but if not him, then who?

I'd call him top 10. Why?

Last year he got 71 points in 66 games which means his average point per game was: 1.08

According to stats on NHL the no. 10 center [stat wise] was Derek Roy and he got 81 points in 78 games which means his average point per game was: 1.04

Points per game wise, Staz is top 10 in centers last year, techinically he'd be no. 8 behind Ribeiro [1.09].

Had he not been injured I am sure he'd been top 5.

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