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01-06-2013, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by CP31 View Post
Exactly my thoughts.
Your thoughts agree that JG had a better WJC than TT. What is that based on? It can't be statistics because TT was better overall statistically.

The goals/assists/points have already been examined and JG's 7g/2a/9points are at best even with TT's 5g/6a/11points, and JG and USA played 7 games to TT and Finland's 6 games.

But even more statistical analysis shows JG was a +2 on a USA team that was +25 for the tourney, while TT was +6 on a Finland team that was +17. Eight other USA forwards had better than JG's +2. On the other hand, TT's +6 was the best +/- on Team Finland. SOG - TT had 33 shots on goal in his 6 games, second in the tourney only to Grigorenko's 36 shots on goal in Russia's 7 games. JG had 24 shots on goal in 7 games. And a last stat for consideration - TT took (1) 2-minute penalty, while JG took (2) 2-minute penalties.

All that said - I like JG and as an American was very happy that he and the team played so well. But asked to choose between JG and TT - it's TT in every respect.

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