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08-26-2011, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by macavoy View Post
I agree its not perfect but I think it gives a solid indication of what they lost.

I'm on a computer, so I'll give it a whirl since everyone else who is bored, is too lazy.

Carter 36g 30a 66
Richards 23g 43a 66
Leino 19g 34a 53

78 goals, 107 assists 185 points

They had 259 goals last year, so they lost 30% of their production in goals.

Jakub Voracek 14g 32a 46
Wayne Simmonds 14g 16a 30
Jagomir Jagr 25g 40a 65
Braedenn Schenn 10g 20a 30 (I made these up based on his 8 game total)

63g 108a 171 points

I guess its not so bad. I don't see them finishing 2nd in the conference but I think they definitely fall somewhat.
What are you basing Jagr's numbers on? Not that they're total unreasonable but translation from the KHL is a bit murky since there aren't any good comparables for a guy like Jagr coming to the NHL.

The bigger issue is that Philadelphia lost the heart of their tough opposition ES offense while none of the guys coming in played that kind of role in the NHL. This will result in a loss of scoring efficency across the board as everyone plays a tougher role across the board. The effect on goals against will probably be bigger that the effect on goals for though (As Mathman pointed out they shouldn't expect to have much better goaltending.)

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