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07-27-2004, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Boomhower
I don't think it has anything to do with him being the "go to guy", Whitney put up several 60+ point seasons in Florida where Bure was the first option. Ray just seems to thrive playing on bad teams. Injuries did hamper Whitney this year aswell, he has scored atleast 60 points in 5 of the last 7 seasons and the two years he failed to score 60, he didn't play a full season.
Very true. I was going to mention his injury troubles, but I figured Wings fans would say he sucked anyway. While Anaheim shouldn't be a losing team next year, they are coming off a losing season, and Whitney might thrive there. Especially since he'd be option 2 behind Fedorov, and we saw two years ago how option 2 can do well in Anaheim(Sykora, when Kariya was still there).

I think his troubles in Detroit were a bit of injury troubles, and the fact that he wasn't an as big of part of Detroit's offense.

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