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10-05-2010, 03:06 PM
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When Mike Richards was 22 y/o he put up 28-47-75 +14
We had folks comparing Giroux to Hemsky around here.
Hemsky at 22: 19-58-77 -5.
Guy I actually think is a very good comparison for Giroux's career potential:
Scott Gomez at 22 potted similar numbers, but was coming off 70 and 63 point seasons as a 20 and 21 y/o.
22 y/o ain't that young for scoring players, particularly the smallish/quick variety that tend to develop faster than the bigger guys because they don't rely on strength to get their **** done. I certainly expect Giroux to improve and have a very solid NHL career offensively, but his age, in itself, isn't necessarily an excuse for his relatively modest offensive totals (and, frankly, defense with Giroux is a bigger concern for me).
It's pretty convenient how you cherry-picked his age and ignored every other part of my valid reasoning.
Beyond that, it seems that you're also cherry-picking players that have had better seasons at his age just to support your own argument rather then realizing that every player develops at his own pace in his own unique situation.
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