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12-09-2010, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by vera1964 View Post
I think you guys just are in denial. Facing reality would be just too painful for your Bobby Clarke-infused egos. If you weren't afraid, you would look at the stats at nhl.com (know this site?) and see that the "turnover machine" Zherdev has far less giveaways than any other scoring forward on this team. He also has far more ES goals than any forward on this team per a minute played. He draws more penalties than almost everybody on this team. And when he is playing on a scoring line he creates chances for other people.

Yeah, and by the way, he is the only guy who scored in the last couple of shootouts. Giroux missed twice. Brieer missed twice...
He's done very well scoring goals in his minutes.

You know what other stats are true to his name?

He has 0.20 primary assists per 60 minutes. The only players lower are O'Donnell (0.14), Shelley (0), and Bartulis (0).

Zherdev has yet to register a secondary assist.

Zherdev is 18th on the team in +/- per 60 minutes.

Zherdev is 18th in GFON/60.

So, essentially, Zherdev hasn't played well with others (thus the paucity of assists), and compared to the rest of the team he doesn't deserve minutes because everyone else is contributing more towards beating the other team (+/- per 60).

I think you are in denial.

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