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12-07-2012, 03:35 PM
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I'll believe 100 points from Datsyuk when I see it, of course at one point, any player can be "on pace for over 100 points". Kessel was early on, Gaborik was last season, Stamkos was this and last year.
You might as well be saying "I'm a die hard Datsyuk homer".
Not to mention Toews has played through injuries also..
The difference being that Datsyuk put up 97 pts in two of the previous 3 seasons, so there's that little thing called historic evidence that hangs on his side. So when he's healthy and again on a similar scoring pace, it isnt what you'd just call a "hot streak". That's simply his game. That's why he's been considered the elite 2-way forward in the NHL.
And every single player battles injuries though a NHL season and career. But attempting to weigh injuries as equal as far as impact is simply ignorant. Injuries that force you under the knife and into the pressbox tend to have a little bigger impact. Datsyuk's hand and knee are kind of significant given the game he plays. But yeah, Toews' injuries are equally as impacting the past two seasons I'm sure.
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