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09-05-2012, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
he's really good without the puck and he put up more points in his rookie season than a guy like Staal has ever had. He had a pretty slow start too.
Staal is a great player no doubt, but he didn't have top line mates or minutes really especially as a rookie.

Compared to other rookies of recent years though:

07-08 Kane (74) and Backstrom (Wsh) (69) both put up more than Landeskog.
08-09 Bobby Ryan (59)
09-10 Matt Duchene (55)
10-11 Jeff Skinner (63) & Logan Couture (56)

Like I said I'm not saying Landeskog isn't good. but I guess with all this hype it sounds he put up 65+ points Admittedly I was a little surprised at how low the rookie scoring has been the past few years as I kind of assumed it hovered around 60-70 for the leaders.

I realize most of those previous leaders didn't post significantly more than Gabriel, just not sure I'm ready to buy into him being the go-to guy. But who knows I've been wrong before. I just hope theres a hockey season to find out!

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