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03-10-2012, 12:43 PM
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I believe a lot rides on how Hartnell and Jagr do... if Harts has a real hot stretch or two, Giroux will get many more Assists... if Jagr stays in the lineup, Giroux benefits down the stretch as well. The three together, healthy and playing well bodes well for G's quest.
Also, PP time and First Unit proficiency means a lot also... The Flyers have more PP chances than any other team in the League -- by far IIRC -- and when they are clicking, they amass quite a few goals... I believe I read that Giroux has more PP points than anyone in the NHL, and I know Hartnell has more goals which goes a long way in explaining Giroux's position.
Playing time down the stretch can add to the mix... a maintenance game off at the end, or giving him less minutes in games could effect his total... I don't imagine Lavy or the Flyers would risk a drained Giroux for a 100 point season for a player. Conversely, a tight seeding race and added minutes and urgency could add points.
I think it will be close... and I'm leaning to it depending on if Hartnell goes on another hot streak... My money's on Giroux.
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