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12-03-2012, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Redden View Post
First off the 30-40 point projection for Petry would be the average for his career in stlouis. Next year, he'd probably slot in around the 30 point mark which is a pretty reasonable estimate assuming he keeps up his play from the last half of the last season where he was on pace for something like 33 points. Petry didn't get much pp time in Edmonton and virtually none on the first unit (which was our only successful unit) and therefore most of his points were at evens. In stlouis he'd be the second best offensive dman, with shattenkirk gone, and would get first unit time if they put 2 d on their pp or at least qb the second unit which would ought to be more successful than Edmontons second unit
There's that pesky half-season argument again. You can't project what he will do in the future based off of one half of a season of play. You still didn't even address the fact that the Blues are a defensive system that tends to lower defensemens point totals. Also, if Shattenkirk were to be gone you wouldn't see Petry on the first pairing PP. You'd most likely see Steen.

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