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10-02-2011, 03:35 PM
Sidney the Kidney
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Originally Posted by startainfection View Post
hall and tavares played on very ****** teams their rookie seasons and didnt have the support that they needed, stamkos wasnt given enough ice time and when he was given the time at the end of the season he dominated

nino is coming into the league and being put on a great first line on a team that will probably have a 2 30+ goal scorers on his line and a 30+ goal scorer and 3 other 20+ goal scorers on the 2nd and third lines, so there wont be alot of pressure on him like tavares and hall their rookie seasons, almost like the situations that couture came into last season, with tons of scoring on his team but their was a spot open and he showed he deserved it
You're completely overlooking the offensive potential part of the individual players. Just having talented linemates does not mean a player will produce as much as another player with lesser linemates.

Chris Kunitz has Sidney Crosby as a linemate, but would you argue Kunitz will outscore Tavares this season because Kunitz plays beside the best player in the world, while Tavares plays with Moulson/Parenteau? No, because regardless of who he plays with, Kunitz simply doesn't have Tavares' offensive ability.

That's the situation with Nino. Sure he may have better linemates than who Tavares, Hall, or Stamkos had coming in. But he simply doesn't have their elite offensive ability.

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