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08-23-2012, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by AtlantaWhaler View Post
Hopefully, you guys are right. That missed net just seemed to be a big landmark that divided the good play from the invisible last year.
Before that missed net he had 14 points in 17 games. He had 10 points in the next 17 games, and then 7 in the next 17 games. He then had 5 points the rest of the season (21 games). It's also worth noting that he didn't have a point in the two games leading up to that game, and didn't have a point at all in the Nov 17th Toronto game in which he missed the net.

The big drop off didn't begin until well after that missed net. I think a mixture of not being physically prepared for the NHL season and inexperience causing his drop off is more likely than any psychological issue caused by his failed showboating.

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