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12-09-2012, 10:48 AM
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That's great.
Goal totals > Points??

Hemsky's PPG are higher. He was a very good player years ago. But looking at his last 3 seasons, he missed 3 quarters of the season, he missed half the season, then he had a bad season most recently(which is interesting considering all of the talent that has joined that team). Meanwhile Moulson has been one of the most consistent goal scorers in the league during that period. I really don't care what Hemsky had done in 2008. Right now, he's not a better player than Matt Moulson.

05-06: 77 pts in 81 games (On pace for 78 points)
06-07: 53 pts in 64 games (On pace for 67 points)
07-08: 71 pts in 74 games (On pace for 78 points)
08-09: 66 pts in 71 games (On pace for 75 points)
09-10: 22 pts in 22 games (On pace for 82 points)
10-11: 43 pts in 49 games (On page for 71 points)
11-12: 36 pts in 69 games (On pace for 42 points)

Yes, he remains is prone to injury, but he is far from a mediocre player. I'm a fan of Moulson as I believe he is a 30g guy on any team, but he hasn't proven to carry a line without Tavares. Hemsky on the other hand was the team's primary offensive star for many years and has his PPG reflect that. His 11-12 season is definitely an aberration to what he's proven thus far in his career. I don't know what the hell happened to Hemsky last year, but one mediocre season out of many good ones isn't going to turn him into garbage.

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