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02-16-2010, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 86Habs View Post
Totally agree - I'd even prefer seeing Corey Perry on one of the PP units instead of Richards. He's one of the best in the crease area - taking abuse in front of the net, tipping point shots, and collecting rebounds. Plus, he's skilled enough that he can move up to the slot and bury the feeds from Crosby and Nash.
Top Canadian power play goal scorers so for this seaon, and their NHL rank:

2. Heatley - 14
4. Richards - 13
5. Crosby - 12
8. Marleau - 11
13. Staal - 10
17. Nash - 9


Other Team Canada forwards and number of PP goals scored

Iginla - 8
Toews - 7
Getzlaf - 7
Morrow - 6
Perry - 4
Thornton - 3
Bergeron - 0


Now for power play points and their rank amongst NHL forwards

5. Thornton - 25
8. Richards - 24
14. Heatley - 23
14. Crosby - 23
19. Getzlaf - 21
25. Nash - 20
25. Staal - 20
28. Marleau - 19
30. Iginla - 18
56. Perry - 15
56. Toews - 15
74. Morrow - 13
167. Bergeron - 7


I think these numbers make it quite clear why Richards should get plenty of PP time. Second on the team in both PP goals and points

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