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10-02-2003, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Hemsky01
Your considering Hartnell a Powerforward? That is where we disagree. I agree he plays a power game but I always thought a power forward was supposed score more than 20-25 goals/year.(30-40 at least) Hartnell has now played 3 full years in the league and hasn't shown any resemblance to having the hands to score 30 goals.(28 goals in 232 games)(fact).

Actually, yes, Hartnell has shown the ability to score 30 goals a season. Whether he will or not remains to be seen. It's not his hands that held him back, it's his skates. Your little 28 goals in 3 season fact is quite humorous. Legwand, who's considered a legitimate goal scorer, had only 37 goals through 215 games. And Legwand had the advantage of having his first 3 seasons be at the age of 19-21 instead of 18-20. Don't be a fool and underestimate how hard it is for an 18/19 year old to play in this league. Also, the Pred are a very low scoring team. That must be factored in as well. Nothings worse than the kid who clings to one fact, no matter how irrelevant.

And why does a powerforward have to score 30-40 to be considered PF? Wouldn't that be consired an All-Star PF instead of just a PF? Powerforward is a type of game someone plays. Someone who is really physical and can still score yet plays forward. He doesn't have to lead the league in scoring to be a PF.

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