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08-16-2012, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by thebinne4pres View Post
So you're saying that Cole scored 35 goals because he played with DD
So i assume Pacioretty's 33 goals are also du to DD?

Here's a little stats for you.

Cole got 35 goals....but DD only particapte to 16 of them on the scoreboard
Max got 33 goals....but DD only participate to 13 of them on the scoreboard

So why in the hell poeple think that DD was the creator of their goals when he didn't even particapte to half of them (42% actually).

Cole and Pacioretty are good scorer with or without Desharnais
To be fair, that argument is odd. Imagine subban does a stetch pass to Cole at the other team's blueline. It's just intercepted by a d-man and then Cole immediately stick checks him, gets the puck back and scores. Subban won't get an assist. So it's not really fair. It's a lot more complicated than that. Not to mention, they aren't playing together 100% of the time.

Either way, suppose we ignore the other situations and take it at face value. DD was not the reason for Cole and Max's success but by same token, if he only participated in 29 assists from those two guys he managed to collect 15 assists setting up other people. So by contrast, IF you remove the assists generated from the guys who plays with the majority of the time(which is like taking away backstrom's assists from ovechkin and semin/laich's goals) DD still ends up 4th on the team in assists for forwards. This 2nd part is less related to your reply but just an observation.

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