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07-07-2012, 12:27 PM
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LyleOdelein
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Originally Posted by Megaforce View Post
Just positing a hypothesis to explain an anomaly but the level of discussion here quickly turns to ad hominens, which probably should be better policed by the moderators.

(In the past I actually donated money to this discussion forum but the rampant personal attacks permitted here inspired me not to do it again.)
In '10-11 Pleks put up 57 points in 77 games. In 08-09, Pleks saw a drop to 39 points from 69 points the year before. Last season wasn't even the biggest downward point swing we've seen from Plekanec in his time with the Habs.

It was an off-year for Plekanec, but certainly not a big enough deviation to be considered an anomaly. Looking at the revolving linemates, the tough defensive assignments and the overall awful play of the team as a whole should explain this without having to go to personal reasons. If you do insist on going there, I will reiterate that his wife having a baby was probably higher on his list of emotional concerns than the lack of Jagr's presence.

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