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10-11-2003, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter Griffin
But Sakic's points didn't shoot right back up when Forsberg returned, Tanguay's did. Of course Sakic was injured for a fair chunk of last season, but he still produced at the same PPG pace as the year before. Tanguay is in the same situation as Brendan Morrison IMO. Great 2nd line players, but guys who would struggle in a 1st line role unless they are complimentary players. The differnce is that Morrison's defensive play is what keeps the top line on the Canucks together. If it wasn't for him, Nazzy and Bert wouldn't be playing together, their defensive play wouldn't allow it.
Look at it this way ... when Forsberg was out, the ENTIRE team suffered offensively--Tanguay, Drury, Sakic, Hejduk etc.

When he returned, they ALL bounced back.

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