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10-08-2012, 09:46 PM
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Ryan's efficiency has not been decreasing, he spent a decent amount of time on the top PP units in 08-09 and 09-10 because Selanne missed significant time each year with injuries and Ryan took his spot. That wasn't the case in 10-11 and 11-12 as Selanne only missed 7 games combined over those two seasons. So you're comparing years where he was on the top unit with years he wasn't.
In 09-10 he had 5 PP points in Selanne's absence, although your point strongly correlates with Ryan's increase in PP goal production in 08-09 during Selanne's absence. But I think my point still stands, that an increase in PP time doesn't mean production is going to increase dramatically, not like Kessel's increase in production since Lupul's arrival. Phil probably would've hit the high 80s/90 point mark if Lupul was healthy all season, and there's no reason to believe his production won't increase further if he had a guy like Getzlaf on his line..Agree to disagree I guess.
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