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02-23-2011, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Spawn View Post
PPG of the Oilers top 9 forwards
Hemsky 0.93
Eberle 0.66
Hall 0.63
Penner 0.63
Horcoff 0.62
Gagner 0.60
Omark 0.52
Paajarvi 0.40
Cogliano 0.40

Zherdev... 0.40

He's not even outproducing Cogliano. If this guy can't score with one of Richards/Carter/Briere on the 3rd highest scoring team in the league, he's not going to score here. He wont get the minutes over any of Hemsky/Penner/Hall/Eberle and it doesn't make much sense to give him minutes over Omark or Paajarvi considering he's likely to be here for 20 games.

Before you go throwing around PPG numbers and making assessments on players based on just this partial season... maybe you should compare his minutes played to all those other players... and then look at his career PPG and past offensive performance as well. I know Zherdev has his flaws but to start making arguments saying he doesn't have obvious offensive talent to at least rival half of the Oilers forwards is silly.

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