Hemsky has his value gone up?
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11-15-2012, 12:20 AM
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Easy enough for Jagr and Plekanec to put up points in that league. They're playing together
on the same line
with Jiri Tlusty, as well as a powerplay featuring Marek Zidlicky and Tomas Kaberle.
There's a big difference between producing in that situation on a team like Kladno and the situation Hemsky's in with Pardubice.
Established NHL 1st line center David Krejci has only 14 points in 12 games this season (a point/game lower than Hemsky's 21 points in 16 games). The only other players of note on that team are Josef Vasicek (remember him?) and Red Wings youngster Jakub Kindl.
There's a big difference here. Hemsky's numbers are pretty significant when he's out-doing someone like Krejci on the same team.
It doesn't change much. No one said Plekanec is superior. They said it shows how useless stats there are.
Besides, if hemsky made 100 pts in 4 games in the czech league all it does is improve his value in THAT league. In the NHL he wouldn't produce that, so what dif does it make?
Hemsky is a very talented player and as others have pointed out, him doing an amazing 21 games in a row in a soft league doesn't change much.
Hemsky has to be healthy in the NHL game. I like him, so hiopefully he comes back and is in top shape and plays a full year.
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