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12-19-2012, 12:48 AM
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Eberle shot 18.9% last year which is probably unsustainable over teh long term in the NHL
Here is the list of shooting % leaders with at least 40 goals to rid the list of small samples
Maybe Jordan keeps it up in the NHL but the numbers say probably not.
Eberle shooting 27% in his AHL time doesn't mean squat to any improved shooting % in the NHL over any sustained period of time.
I've seen clips of him, haven't seen him live.
Do the people that watch him play realize the difference between the AHL and NHL. It's obvious here that soem really don't.
How do you factor in the 3 NHL guys he is playing with?
The thing is that you can't and with Pollyanna glasses Oiler fans see this translating into instant NHL elite type of player which is possible but also extremely remote as well.
Your argument is supported by hope and mine is supported by some basis in reality and NHL statistical data at least.
Let me ask you this, where would you rank Eberle's stickhandling in terms of NHL forwards in terms of percentiles? The same for his shooting accuracy, backhand, and the distance of his shots.
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