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11-13-2012, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by livewell68 View Post
Jagr had a great year and most likely lost another 10-15 assists easily due to Nylander and Straka not finishing Jagr's great passes.

I remember countless occasions where Jagr sprung Straka and Nylander on breakways only for them to hit goal posts or get robbed by the goalie.
Nylander/Straka's shooting % was below Cheechoo's (obviously) but as good or better than any other Sharks forward. Both were well above NHL average and knocking on the door of top-50 in the league. Given that Prucha finished 2nd in shooting percentage and NYR as a team finished .005 percentage points behind SJ in shooting, "Jagr's linemates/teammates couldn't finish" is a serious stretch. If you give Jagr an additional 10-15 assists, how many more do you give Thornton for all the times that scrubs and turbo-busts like Nils Ekman, Steve Bernier, or Alyn McCauley missed the net?

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