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04-06-2012, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Cyclones Rock View Post
Atkinson now has 7 points in last 5 games.

He's generated 63 shots on goal in his first 26 NHL games-an average of 2.42 per game. His shots on goal per game average ranks 3rd on the Jackets behind Nash (3.74) and Umgarbage (2.59).

Compare Atkinson-a throwaway 6th round pick (157th overall)-to this year's #4 overall pick R. Johansen. Johansen has a........well I'll be nice.........paltry 4 assists in his last 24 games. His progression is in freefall. He also generates a very pedestrian 1.50 shots on goal per game.

Let Howson draft the 6th rounders all by himself if the organization is idiotic enough to let him stay. Leave the first two rounds to the adult (Mr. Patrick). Atkinson is definitely a case of "blind squirrel finds acorn" if Howson had much input in the choice process.
Typical. "Something good happened? Credit Craig Patrick! Something bad happened? Blame Scott Howson!"

Do you REALLY want to see Patrick's first- and second-round drafting with Pittsburgh? If you think Columbus can't draft in the second round, check out Pittsburgh's record over a 17-year span.

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