Pacioretty on pace for 35+ goal season
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03-09-2012, 12:27 PM
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I said he's shooting MORE... he had over 5 shots a game last year in the AHL when he was with Desharnais compared to 3 shots a game the year before in his stint in the AHL. When he got called up last year to the NHL he was averaging over 3 shots a game compared to the 1.4 a game in 09/10.
Ever since he started playing with Desharnais last year he's been shooting from anywhere and not passing up as many shots as he did when he first got called up which is why he's becoming more and more effective.
True, but it's also because Desharnais doesn't shoot at all. He always looks to pass the puck away, hence why Pacs has more shots with him. If Pacs was playing with more of a scoring center, he would have less shots but probably way more assists then he does. The thing that I don't like about the DD/Pacs combo is that it will be easy to play against. You know DD isn't going to shoot so sit back or double team Pacs. If you put a center like Plekanec with him, then you can't really strategize in shutting them down, cause the shot could come from anyone.
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