worst player to scored 30 goals (since 2002)
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11-13-2012, 06:12 PM
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I'll go year by year in my opinion of worst player to score 30 that year. From that list I'll pick my overall winner.
2002-2003- Richard Zednik
2003-2004- Robert Lang
2005-2006- Anson Carter HM- Marek Svatos
2006-2007- Chris Clark
2007-2008- Brad Boyes
2008-2009- Bryan Little
2009-2010- Patric Hornqvist
2010-2011- Nicolai Kulemin
2011-2012- Max Pacioretty (This is a hard one given we've had no time to examine if they'll fall off so please try not to roast me on this)
So I'm going with a grand Champion of Anson Carter. He had a few other 20G seasons in his career, but he was never a real threat on the ice. I can see how people would disagree but that's why opinions are like a certain hole on the human body. Everyone's got one and they all stink.
It has to be Clark easily.
And Robert Lang for 2003-04, really? 30 goal and 79 points, finishing 9th in scoring? He's the worst 30-goal scorer? He was leading the league in scoring 65 games into the previous season. He's the only player ever to be traded while leading the league in scoring. Glen Murray or Milan Hejduk are easily better picks.
Also, Svatos only played 61 games but scored 32 goals and 50 points. While the rest of his career he averaged 15-9-24 over 61 games (20-13-33 in 82), that's still better than Clark's 11-13-24 per 82 games outside of his big year (8-10-18 in 61); Clark's per-82 average, including his big year, was 14-15-29 (10-11-23 in 61). Svatos' career per-82 mark is 24-17-41 (18-13-31 in 61). Svatos basically had a year where he played what would have been a full 82-game season for him, but compressed it into 61 games; it's not the only time he was on 30-goal pace, and he never hit the 70-game mark in seven seasons despite scoring at exactly 0.5 PPG.
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