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08-21-2012, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn View Post
The same arguments could have been said for Martin Saint Louis, who scored 40 points in his first full NHL season. He was 25, same as Desharnais.
A few differences: St-Louis played 15:14 per game that season, as opposed to 18:23 for DD last season. Also, the Lightning were horrible in 2000-01, even worse than the Habs last season. The Lightning scored 201 goals, the Habs scored 212. Finally, St-Louis had a sustainable 12.8 shooting %, as opposed to DD's 16.3 that can be expected to come back to earth.

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