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12-11-2012, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by bluemandan View Post
Russell
0.951 PPG final three seasons of WHL
0.833 PPG WJC
0.571 PPG AHL
0.636 PPG WC
0.266 PPG NHL

Petry
0.568 PPG final three season of CCHA
0.549 PPG AHL
0.625 PPG WC
0.278 PPG NHL

Based on those stats alone, Petry and Russell's ability to move the puck is fairly comparable. Then factor in that Russell has a season with these other player's, executing the system. He would have a leg up of Petry if all other things were equal. So its pretty easy to see how Petry would slot in behind Russell as a PMD option.
Moving the puck against the other teams top players is a lot different than doing it on the 3rd pairing. Petry can skate and pass like Russel but has the size and physicality you can't teach. Petry is a far far better two way player. He can help a PK too you know.

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