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04-10-2012, 01:20 AM
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Talks to Goalposts
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One thing to keep in mind next year is that even if Markov is as good as he was he won't get the same kind of points as he used to. The reason for this is simple. League wide the amount of powerplays handed out has declined precipitously since he last as we appear to be entering a "swallow the whistle" era.

Markov got 39 powerplay points in his final full year when the top point getter got 46. 39 PP points is good for the best in the league this year (Giroux has 38) with number 6 getting 29. Defensemen don't get ~40 PP points anymore, highest in the past two years is 31.

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