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04-21-2005, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Matty
In 03/04 Gaborik played 18.16 minutes per game and put up 18g and 22a (both players played in less than a full season). In 1.73 minutes less per game, Havlat put up 31g and 37a.

That year, PP time saw Gaborik with 3.28 and Havlat with 3.40. This season Havlat put up a whopping 30pts on the PP with 13g and 17a while Gaborik put up 3g and 8a. That leaves Havlat with 44% of his points on the PP while Gaborik put up 28% of his points on the PP. Havlat put up 42% of his goals on the PP while Gaborik put up 17%.
The percentage has little to do with the argument. The fact remains that Havlat put up more even strength points than Gaborik did. Therefore I don't even see why people are using that argument. Heck, 2 more even strength points and Havlat would have put up as many even strength as Gaborik did in total.

Its also not as if Havlat isn't a huge part of that powerplay as well. He gets a lot of those goals, I don't see any reason to take away from that as it usually isn't a result of remarkable plays from Alfredsson, Hossa or whoever that he scores. In fact, its usually a simple and easy to execute pass across the crease where Havlat puts it in. Not exactly something that none of Minny's players can't do.

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