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01-09-2013, 04:56 PM
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Calculon
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Originally Posted by TheGleninator View Post
Yes but that doesn't mean that 7 points in 10 games is a slow start. He is expected to help the team score and he does that every year since game 1.
Well, one could argue that 7 points in 10 games is slow start given Iginla's offensive capabilities and star status.

Granted, as the lone superstar on the Flames, there's an unfair amount of pressure on Iginla to be the difference maker game in, game out. Good teams don't have to rely on one player to save them.

But I do agree that the whole Iginla's slow starts cost the team wins is unwarranted nonsense. ALL offensive players go through slumps and hot streaks over the course of an 82 game season. Iginla just happens to have his at the beginning. Good teams can absorb one players struggles with others picking up the slack.

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