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01-05-2013, 07:15 AM
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tombombadil
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Love when people downplay Forsberg's 31 points, crediting it all to Japan.

He still had 20, or 21 against the rest of the teams, and that would still be good enough to put him high up the alltime list, but hang on, because then he's got one less game in the bag... and no matter what year they play everyone gets a game against a crappy team. He got 5 against Canada... I don't care if it was Ukraine, Khazakstan, Latvia (just pick the worst team from any year since then), common sense suggests that he'd be picking up well over 5 against any lower tier team.

If he struggled against the good teams, and picked up 11 against Japan for a total of 18, then there would be some sense to this argument.

31 points, people!

ps - Kariya et al. got to play Japan that year, too

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