How long before Laviolette gets canned?
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05-07-2011, 10:58 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New Jersey, USA
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I was going to go and post a whole crazy thing between the seasons but... way to much on a Saturday.
Well 1st off, Lavy didnt coach all of 09-10 so you dont put it ALL under Lavy, especially since Stevens ****ed the team up for the 1st half of the season.
2nd thing is, points are fluky. You dont base performance off of how many points your team has.
Sigh... I guess ill post some stats.
305 Top 5 Total Points
348 Top 5 Total Points
278 Top 5 Total Points
329 Top 5 Total Points
And this is JUST top 5. Look at the rest of the roster. In 09/10, the #9 on the team in points was Giroux with 27. In the 10/11 roster, #9 on the team in points was Timonen with 37. See what Im saying? Once you spread the talent out, with more offensive weapons, you arent going to get more points.
Does that makes sense?
Yeah it does, for sure the team and the game play style has improved for the better. But back in 07-08, 08-09, Richards just had that extra flair about him. The big hits and being the main shorthanded guy (Now its Powe/Betts) might have provided that for him.
Also, he did have better linemates (Gagne and Knuble). So thinking about it, he hasn't degressed in a sense, he just changed his game a bit. I still like him putting up 70+ points.
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