Patrick Thoresen - back to Philadelphia?
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04-24-2010, 04:00 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Andrews
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Thoresen is not a bad finisher. He's not elite, but he's not bad.
Certainly made goalies chest protectors work hard, that's for sure.
In the past you've mentioned that you loved Thor, and as we've seen with you and player evaluation objectivity goes out the window when you like a player and/or he happens to play for the Flyers. In 106 NHL games as a 23 and 24 y/o, Thor managed 6 goals (paired with 18 assists). That's pretty brutal, and it isn't like he was 20 or something, he was in the beginning of his prime as far as offensive abilities go in this league.
But, sure, some of it was him being snakebit, a 5.4 shooting % is non-sustainable on the bad front (of course, that's also part of why he's been playing in the KHL as opposed to the NHL).
He put up respectable points in the AHL, Q, and in Europe...but he's really a whatever bottom 6 guy in the NHL.
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