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08-04-2008, 02:48 PM
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The reason Legwand had so much success that year:

Kariya - 82 games played with Legwand having 78 games played. Neither one was injured, and David had legitimate linemates (remember we had Dumont, Erat, Hartnell, Kariya, Radulov for most of the season with Upshall eventually turning into Forsberg) until we acquired Forsberg. I would argue he would have had an even better season had Forsberg not mucked things up in terms of Kariya being displaced from Legwand's line....His march numbers that year - 13 games 6 points, well below his other months. He finished April that year with 4 points in 3 games, but this was after the lines were realigned with Erat and Hartnell out.

A healthy Legwand with two consistent wingers, can score 20+ goals and score near 70 points. An injured Legwand with Erat and Fiddler on the wings, is probably going to score 12-18 goals with a lower total of assists, topping out around 55-60 points.

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