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02-25-2011, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Sturminator View Post
Hawerchuk is a very good second line center, but Tkachuk is clearly your go-to even strength goalscorer on the line. It's not quite like Devil's team in ATD 2010 where Keith was behind both Savard and Martinec as the third best player on the line.
You said "hide him behind two better players at even strength". Not scorer. And indeed, he's not the first, second or even third-best player on the top two lines.

It's a negative if he doesn't get to use those talents, because it makes his actual ATD offensive production considerably lower than his on-paper resume would suggest.
To put on a twist you asked in the next paragraph, what does Tkachuk's ES time have to do with his powerplay production? If he gets the time he needs on special teams, why does that negatively affect his overall production? Powerplays goals are part of the sum goals total at the end, are they not?

Your top line and Potvin are almost wholly irrelevant to Tkachuk's production at even strength.
I was referring to his supporting cast on the powerplay- inferred by mentioning Potvin, an all-time man-advantage stud.

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