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09-05-2012, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by sjaustin77 View Post
Your example is absurd and is certainly extreme. Only 9 forwards played more than 300 minutes on the PP and only 8 with any regular time had better than 6 Pts/60 on the powerplay. Giroux is the only one common to both lists. Only Crosby and Malkin had the overall per minute stats that you posted. If you had a player who put up these numbers as only Crosby and Malkin do than they are going to play on the powerplay.
No. Forget the raw numbers themselves (they were only for illustration), and look at their relation to eachother. Yes, there are plenty of players who otherwise produce at the same rate as others who get PP time but their hockey card stats suffer by not getting the PP boost.

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