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12-11-2011, 06:25 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Long Island
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So when Avery didn't score last season the knock was he wasn't helping the team now he is scoring goals(tied for 7th among forwards) and now it's not what he should be judged on? So EC is gonna get a sweater in case we get to a SO?
I don't like this argument but unfortunately it appears to be true.
Yes I was arguing Avery's assists hard last year while everyone else was looking at his goal total, and can admit that his 0 assists so far this season are troublesome in 15 games. The dude is seeing 7 minutes of ice per game with the likes of Prust and struggling Dubinsky though, it would be tough for any foward to put up numbers with those two.
That's why I'm trying to present some empirical evidence but I seem to go unnoticed, oh well.
I also think it's ridiculous to compare Avery to Dubinsky, Dubi brings a lot more and I think his game is still sharp everywhere but putting the puck in the net. He'll find his groove too and I applaud Tortorella for allowing him to do so.
I'm just very set in my belief that Avery is always a better option than EC, and is even currently a better option than Boyle who also continues to get good ES time mixed in with PP time. That 20 goal year was a falsity. Never again, and I'd love to eat crow on that one but I'm afraid I won't.
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