Alex Galchenyuk Thread 3.0 - Unbelievable++ Edition
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10-21-2012, 06:11 PM
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Plekanec's production has fluctuated because his role has fluctuated, with the exception of 2008-09 when he had a genuine down-year. His fluctuations are not even that big.
He's been able to produce 60 point seasons playing with guys like Maxim Lapierre and Travis Moen.
Last year, he produced 52 points playing with plugs like Ryan White, with disproportionate defensive zone faceoffs, up against the league's best players as opposition. I remember at one point, Cunneyworth the braintrust put out a line of Staubitz-Plekanec-White. Do you actually think Joe Thornton or Henrik Sedin could make Ryan White produce at a top-6 clip?
Conversely, in 2001-2011, he was briefly second in the NHL in assists. He finished with 70 points when he played with Cammalleri and AK46.
Bottom line is that he's at worst a top-20 center in the NHL for offensive ability, and his two-way ability and PK effectiveness raise his value further.
BS you say?
1. His average TOI for the past 5 seasons has not gone lower then 17:15. That is first/second line minutes for your information.
2. Toughest opponents? I cant find the statistics on the board as im typing this reply, but there has been reports specifically saying Eller played against the toughest opponents throughout the season.
3. You mention a certain Joe Thornton. Does Jonathan Cheechoo, former rocket richard winner, who no longer plays in the NHL come to mind? Is he a PLUG also? + Henrik Sedin has produced with every single winger he has got. Burrows is by no stretch a sniper, or elite level forward and look what Henrik has done for his career.
4. Camalleri and AK46, two snipers. Exactly my point, if he does not have elite level shooters on his line, his totals go down. He does not make unbelievable passes that allows others to score, he simply gets them the puck. He was also on a line with either Bourque/Ak46 or Gionta. Failed to produce with any.
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