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10-05-2010, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
Then, according to you, every player in the NHL is inconsistent.

So why differentiate between inconsistent players and consistent players if consistent players don't exist?
If your definition of inconsistent rests on the incredibly narrow window of game-to-game, then, yes, every player in the NHL is inconsistent.

However, that's not how consistency/inconsistency is defined.

You question Hartnell.

Scott Hartnells career PPG is 0.53. It was 0.54 last year. 6 of the 9 seasons Hartnell has played in the NHL have fallen at a PPG rate between 0.50 and 0.61.

But, really, if you want to look at Hartnell... PPG isn't as helpful, cuz he isn't really an assist guy.

So, why was Hartnell a disappointment last year? His GPG fell to 0.17.

Hartnell's career GPG: 0.03, 0.19, 0.15, 0.31, 0.31, 0.34, 0.30, 0.37, 0.17

So, you ask what Hartnell we might expect? I expect something in the 0.30-0.35 GPG range ideally... lets peg him for 25 goals, and 25 assists. He's been pretty consistent in achieving those types of totals if he plays a full season.

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