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01-12-2013, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by What the Faulk View Post

Also, as enamored as everyone was with Brandon Sutter, career PPG:

Sutter: .374
Tlusty: .324

5 more points a season for Sutter over an 82 game season. But Tlusty is trending up while Sutter has been trending down a bit (offensively) since his sophomore season.
I think that's a very misleading comparison, as people weren't enamored with Sutter only for points, it was his overall game..especially defensively. While I also like the progression Tlusty has made and have decent expectations for him this year, a PPG comparison to Sutter isn't really valid given the role Brandon was asked to play. With linemates like Dwyer and Nodl and asked to go up against the other team's top line as a checking line (and only getting 25 seconds a game on the PP), he's not going to score much. Tlusy's "breakout" season came when he was put on Staal's line. Quite a big difference.

The one year where he wasn't in a strictly defensive role and saw some PP time, Sutter had 21G and 40 points. I'm pretty confident that he he was used in a more offensive role, his PPG average would be considerably higher.

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