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06-06-2012, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kimzey59 View Post
And, pray tell, why exactly can't Stewart match Perron/McDonald numbers.
The guy hit 64 points in 09-10. Both Perron and McDonald pace at 60-65 point levels.

If Stewart bounces back he is far and away our best goal scorer, easily one of our top 5 most talented players(D men and goalies included) and is a top line player on literally every team in the League. IMO you are putting way to much stock his his poor showing this year and completely ignoring his past performance.
You often cite the importance of different systems teams use. When you look at how Stewart produced all those goals in Colorado (and initially in '11 after the trade), you see two things really stand out. First, you see him fly the zone a little early, catch a pass, rocket a slapshot on an odd man rush coming down right wing. Lots of that. Hitchcock won't play him if he flies the zone here. Second, you see him cleaning up rebounds on the power play, either tipping shots in from the crease or standing on the far doorstep waiting to put home rebounds. Hitchcock was eventually forced to remove him from the PP entirely because he wasn't producing anything.

So, how exactly is he going to get back to his old numbers?

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