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02-17-2012, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
Yeah, that's pretty much what I'm saying. It certainly isn't "easy", but people act as if Nash is some superstar carrying Columbus through their troubles. He's not. He's along for the ride.
I don't know if I would say "along for the ride." These are his percentages of involvement in his team's offense.

03-04: 32%
05-06: 25%
06-07: 29%
07-08: 36%
08-09: 36%
09-10: 31%
10-11: 31%
11-12: 30%

In contrast, Corey Perry won the Hart Trophy while being involved in his team's offense to the tune of 42%, Daniel Sedin won the Art Ross at the tune of 41%. On the other hand, many consider Gaborik to be carrying our offense this year and he is involved in 32% of all of our goals (although 2 years ago, he really did carry our offense with 43%). So, in one sense, Nash has never had that above and beyond season that Hart Trophy winners get. On the other hand, in the last 5 seasons, he's consistently above the 30% threshold. I would characterize Nash as being a superstar carrying his team as well as the team around him will enable him to.

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