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05-10-2011, 08:52 AM
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On a team like Pittsburgh, he would be over a PPG. The guy is an absolute monster physically and on the PP, with a little bit of help, he would be masterful still.
What people don't realize is that numbers do not translate directly from the KHL to NHL.
It doesn't mean if you score 50 Pts in 50 games in the KHL that it means you are automatically under a PPG in the NHL because of the "perceived lower quality of play" in the KHL.
The KHL is a completely different game. It is lower scoring and penalties are not called as stricktly as they are in the NHL.
The ice surfaces are larger and require more skating and therefore less time on the ice because of fatigue.
Jagr however has been playing over 21 minutes a game the last 3 years in the KHL.
If you watch him play in this World Championship, you can clearly see he still is a world class player and NHL caliber and not the 50-60 Pts ranger but rather a player capable of being PPG easily.
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