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11-22-2009, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff VanRichards View Post
Holy small sample size...Briere has a half season worth of stats there.

If you add on another season (all with their respective teams), the numbers look like this:
Blake: 129 points, 181 games played - 0.71 PPG
Briere: 113 points, 124 games played - 0.96 PPG
That would be why I included PPG. Over the past two seasons, Briere's PPG hasn't been that much higher than Blake's. He's making $2.5 million more, after all.

The other season that you added for Blake was his cancer season, just FYI. If we are going to discount Briere's injuries as detracting from his worth in terms of contract dollars, we should take Blake's bought with cancer into consideration as well.

In any case, my point in posting the stats was to show how silly it is for people to be painting Blake's $4 million salary as an "albatross" or "the worse contract in the league", and then turning around and saying that Briere is "earning his contract". He was close to earning it a couple of years ago when he was a PPG player (although he made $10 million that season), but he hasn't come close since.

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