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12-09-2012, 08:16 AM
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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.
There's also a thing called relevant time frame, Ovechkin averaged 54 goals/106points a season in his first 5, given Ovechkin's production of late, what are the chances he scores 80 points next year than 106?
Datsyuk has not scored 97 points in what will be 4 years this april, and in the previous 3 he has averaged a 0.96 ppg and not his 1.16 that he held the previous 4 years to that.
I said Toews has had his share of injuries and you're really going to suggest Datsyuks injuries affect his game more then Toews? Im sure having your brains scrambled in a concussion and a shoulder injury to boot have no effect on "the type of game he plays".
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