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12-01-2012, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Flying High View Post
If he's not producing points, fine use Thayer argument. But by and lare center's don't tend to score many goals. Other than his Hart year Henrik Sedin has never had more than 22 goals in a season. Better trade him!

In the last two seasons Thornton has 39 goals and 147 points.

Seriously one of the first things they teach you playing hockey is assists are just as good as goals. If he's not producing points, fine use that as an argument. Bashing a center for a lack of goal scoring is simply ignorance of they way hockey is played
Do centers tend to have more assists than goals? Of course, no argument there. They are typically the playmaker, but to say it's not important for centers to score goals, well...

How easy is it to score goals? Not easy, or everyone would do it.

If Burmi put up crazy assist numbers, there would be less criticism of his play, but there would still be expectations that he scores goals. Currently he's doing neither. You can fault his linemates for not scoring, terrible shooting percentages, but he will need to find a way to score more.

If he scores less than 10 goals this season, his value will drop drastically. Jets management will likely see if this year is an aberration and stick with him, but he'll need to score at some point (soon thereafter) or he'll be replaced.

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