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10-01-2010, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by agrudez View Post
When I compare Giroux to a player I almost always use Hemsky as a reference. I personally think that if Hemsky was anywhere but Edmonton he would have 75+ points a year instead of 65+, which is right around where Giroux SHOULD be here in a few years. I'm not sure if you're downplaying Hemsky or upplaying Giroux, but either way I think they are pretty equivalent.

As has been said, a 70 point winger is pretty **** good, this isn't 2006 anymore.
Hemsky's problems with point totals have more to do with injuries and missing games than the fact that he's in Edmonton.

I actually have similar concerns with Giroux given his stature and how he throws himself into contact with regularity.

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