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10-30-2011, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by AugustBurnsRed View Post
Yeah.. there were like 13 point per game players in the NHL last year..

The last point per game rookie was Evgeni Malkin..
Pardon my point-per-game hyperbole. It sounds a bit like I believe Scheif would be shooting his glove out of the air in March as he shattered Selanne's rookie records - if only he were getting more minutes.

To put it in more reasonable terms, I was saying that Scheifele was given 3rd line minutes and linemates and RNH was given 1st line minutes and linemates...and RNH is off to a great start. Scheifele might have gotten off to a great start too, if he hadn't been playing with MacWhassisname and a Ham Sandwich for 8 minutes a night...

But hey, as long as Noel's plan was to keep him in the bottom 6, no point in burning a year of his contract and letting him languish on the bench. So in that sense, I don't question sending him down...I just question whether he had much opportunity to stick with the club.

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