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06-15-2010, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Scott Gomez career PPG 0.81. Career playoff PPG 0.71. Career GPG 0.20. Career playoff GPG 0.22. Players tend to produce right at the level they produce during the regular season over expanded samples. Gomez's production goes down slightly (less assists), but his goal production actually goes up during the playoffs over his career (very slightly).

Giroux had a hot run... lets see if he can replicated that over the course of 82 games.

As said, an individual playoff run is pretty much meaningless to me. I did not think Fernando Pisani was the next goal scoring star in this league... I do not think Claude Giroux is going to pop 40 goals next year.
This isn't Giroux's first hot streak in pressure circumstances:

- Single handedly took Gatineau to the QMJHL league title with 51 points in 19 games winning the Guy Lafleur trophy for playoff MVP.
- Was Canadas best player at the World Junior Championships (or close to it)
- 26 points in 29 career playoff games in the NHL at age 22.

That is nothing short of amazing. Go find similar numbers for 22 year olds in league history. You won't find many with that type of playoff pedigree at such a young age.

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