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11-10-2003, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Cerebral
There is a very easy counter-argument to this.. because Iginla is the lone scorer on a bad offence, the entire offence revolves around him. He gets tons of minutes on the powerplay etc. and his stats benefit from this. Another example of a player like this is Donald Audette who suddenly became a point/game player when he was inserted into a very weak Atlanta team in 2000/2001. He had Ray Ferraro and Andrew Brunette as a supporting cast, fairly similar to Conroy and McAmmond. I'm not trying to argue that Iginla is not talented but I think your assessment that he will "easily" score 40 goals/season is a bit flawed..
There is a limit to how much ice time a player can get. I guarantee you if you were to check the minutes of all the top scores that year he wouldn't be too far ahead - and most likely almost exactly even or possibly behind.

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