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08-14-2011, 03:15 AM
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He's doing well, however not to the point that he should be IF his draft year stats were the end-all. Where was Gagner amongst scorers? Did he outscore guys like Stamkos? Duchene? He outscored them in their draft years.....
Kane is a special talent, that said anyone that doesn't recognize his linemates and understand how the Hunter's play their top players then they are giving his junior stats more credit than they likely should.
Exactly. Gagner had a 0.660 gpg average in his draft year. Hall had 0.702. A difference of 2 goals over the 57 games Hall played.
I'd say Kane and Gagner's point totals were inflated by about 40 points in their draft year. I'm pretty sure Kane and Gagner are the last players to put up 110+ points in their draft years. Stamkos, Tavares, Hall, Seguin and RNH all had 104-106 points. Kane had 145 and Gagner had 118....something obviously doesn't add up.
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