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08-06-2009, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Cheli View Post
Over the course of the full season though, it would become apparent that much of Stajanís offense depended upon Antropov and Ponikarovsky. He played 2241 shifts with the towering wingers, easily seeing more ice time with those two than any other players, and his production followed. Of his 55 points in total, 23 were scored with the full trio on the ice, while more specifically Antropov or Ponikarovsky (or both) assisted on 7 of his 15 goals, and scored 19 of the 40 goals he assisted on. That means one or the other of the big ex-Soviets was involved on 26 of the 55 points he produced, or 47% of his offence. The next closest pairing would be Boyd Devereaux and Jeff Hamilton, who produced 6 points along with Stajan.
that's a pretty faulty analysis by those boys at that site.

A) Stajan was still producing at a 50+ point rate over the last couple of months even with the likes of Stempniak and Hamilton as his linemates.

B) When Stajan was injured in december, when he came back he was for some reason moved onto a different line, and all 3 of them suffered big drops in production - Poni scored only 4 points in the 13 games after Stajan's injury, for example.

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