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05-08-2011, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
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?
Not really true. If our PP had functioned like it did in the past this year, we would have put up monster offensive numbers. The last three years, for example, Richards put up 31, 33, and 31 points on the PP. This year he had 21. So, if he gets those points this year, he's at 76 pts and right there with those other seasons.

For whatever reason Briere's PP production has fallen off considerably from his first year, and what he generally had done since arriving in Buffalo.

In Carter's career year he had the best shooting % of his career... and he also played on a line with two guys that had good goal totals in Lupul and Hartnell. He also got a bit more out of the PP than he did this past year (24 v. 17 pts).

In fact, most of our team got as much if not more out of ES play than they have in recent years, which is one of the reasons we were a stronger team for much of the year despite the fact that our PP struggled for much of the season. Briere had 15 PP points this year, that's coming down from the 37 PP points he had his first year here. If you give him those 22 points you end up with the best season of his career.

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