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11-10-2012, 03:10 PM
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In what way does it take awhile to pay off for the Flames?
Jarome Iginla: Calgary Flames NHL 82 32 35 67 43 -10
Jordan Eberle: Edmonton Oilers NHL 78 34 42 76 10 4
Flames get the best piece in the deal in both the present and future.
Meanwhile, in return, the Oilers get Roberto Luongo and Jay Bouwmeester who are historically a guaranteed ticket to playoff success and not at all overpaid. If the Oilers wanted either of those two they could be acquired using second tier pieces.
Better value can be found elsewhere if Eberle is being sent the other way.
Jordan Eberle: SH%: 18.9; on-ice SH%: 12.8; ozone start%: 60
Jarome Iginlia: SH% 12.7 (~career avg); on-ice SH%: 10.1; ozone start%: 50
For comparison of on-ice SH%, Henrik Sedin, one of the best playmakers in the league, has a career on-ice SH% hovering around 10-11% at even strength.
Basically all of these numbers are provided to indicate that a) Eberle was very lucky last season, and b) he was given significant offensive high ground in comparison to Iginla. Those point totals you're throwing out aren't directly comparable. Personal shooting percentage alone, if Iginla had been as lucky as Eberle, he'd have scored 47 goals.
And no, Eberle is not a 19% career shooter. Two types of players have percentages anywhere near that high: guys who exclusively shoot super high percentage shots (e.g. Alex Tanguay, Andrew Brunette) and elite shooters (e.g. Brett Hull, Ilya Kovalchuk, Steven Stamkos, Sydney Crosby). And even most elite shooters don't break 15-16% career.
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