Thread: Value of: Dan Boyle to Ottawa
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01-03-2013, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
He scored 37 points in 82 games despite starting 57% of the time in the o-zone and playing most of his EV time with Michalek and Spezza. That doesn't remotely look like a top-6 forwards.

Suffice to say, he would not be a top-6 player on the Sharks.
Some simple math:
There are 30 teams in the NHL
If each team has 12 forwards and 6 are designated top 6 then there should be 180 top 6 forwards in the NHL
Colin Greening finished the season tied for 148th in scoring among forwards which would have placed him 6th among San Jose forwards (although considerably less PPG than Havlat).

Not all top 6 forwards are going to score 50 points +, especially in their rookie season while providing great defensive play and some physicality.

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