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11-03-2012, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by bizoncol View Post
Joe Pavelski without Joe Thornton in the KHL - 1 assist in 7 games so far. The best team scorers Platt and Stapleton couldn't produce anything with him at center. Now Pavs was moved to the 3rd line and tonight played 15 minutes. He was good on PK and in the face-off circle though. Someone who wanted him as a centerpiece in Nash's trade should watch a few Dinamo Minsk games.
So, what you're saying is ... you don't like him?

Is it any surprise that a guy produces less when he isn't playing with Joe Thornton? It's no secret that players like Thornton make everyone around them better - that's why they are superstar players. Pavelski is a well above average two-way forward in the NHL, and is at least equal to a guy like Brandon Dubinsky. Don't be surprised when Dubinsky produces less with the Jackets since, you know, he won't be on a team with Brad Richards or Marian Gaborik.

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