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08-04-2011, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Kritter471 View Post
And piqued - equalizing PPM is a little deceiving because one of the things that separates the great players from the merely good ones is that great players are able to increase production with their ice time. A lot of good players can't turn that 50 points into 70 points when they get 20 minutes per game instead of 15.
Not deceiving at all if it's applied properly. Benn isn't some 3rd or 4th liner that I'm projecting and prorating to the moon. He played 2 minutes less per game at even strength than Richards. And that includes the entire season. I bet he was getting right up around the same 16 minute mark per game down the stretch that was the norm for Richards when Crawford was relying on him (and he was delivering). Then add to that the fact that Benn had a higher 5v5 QUALCOMP than Richards and it's completely appropriate to project his rate scoring as holding at that level at the very least. And once again, I'm not discounting Richards' PP points, just saying that when one guy plays 3 more minutes a night with a man advantage than another, well, there's one place to look to account for a discrepancy.

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