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02-23-2010, 12:40 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Long Island
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That's what people kept saying about Avery when we brought him back, me first. And we're still waiting for it to happen once... When they'll score 20 goals in a season once, I'll consider them potential 20 goals scorers.
To be fair, Avery probably has one of the highest hockey IQs on this team. Given that's not saying much with the group of players that we have, but some of the passes Avery can make are mind-blowing.
That being said you're completely right in your assessment that he's never scored 20, but has he ever really been given a consistent chance to do that? Averaging 13:18 TOI/game, no power play time.
Now I'm not advocating that Avery should be getting top line minutes and top unit power play time, but the hockey sense is there there's no denying that IMO.
Couple that with the fact that he's not afraid to get to the dirty areas of the ice and he could definitely come away with a 20/20 season with the right linemates. Not Boyle and Voros.
EDIT: To stay on topic, there's no need for Ott here.
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