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10-19-2012, 11:41 AM
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Ok a small miscalculation, but in 24 games without Sven during the regular season, Rattie put up 17 goals, 23 assists for 40 points. That's good for a 115 point pace over his 69 games played. With those numbers, it easily proves that Rattie would have done just as well even if he didn't have Sven at all. Calgary fans can stop with how Sven made Rattie and how Rattie won't be anything without Sven. The season before, they produced at similar clips too. This whole Rattie will never make it by Flames fans is getting old and tired.
Most Calgary fans I've seen/heard opinions from are of the opinion that either a) Rattie is amazing and the Flames need to acquire him or b) he's solid, but not guaranteed. There are very few people, at least on HFBoards, who are saying that Rattie's useless without Baertschi. We tend to be of the opinion that Baertschi was the primary engine driving their line last season, and I don't think that's unfair; it doesn't mean that Rattie's not a good prospect on his own, but that playing with an elite player tends to goose your production a bit (an NHL analog might be Heatley on the Pizza line; he was probably the least effective of the three at driving possession, but he was still a very good player regardless).
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