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01-18-2013, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tomcatNYR View Post
BY playmaking do you mean passing or just being able to "make plays" e.g. score goals, make room for others. Because Nash has never been much of a playmaker when it comes to passing.
Nash hasn't shown that ability because Nash did not have anyone to MAKE plays WITH.... When you have to carry your own team, it's tough to just toss the puck into the center when you have Detroit/Phoenix/LA (western teams) Defense in the way... Plain and simple..

This year, for the first time ever in his career, Nash will have not one, but several people to pass the puck to. He will also have several more people that will pass the puck to him

Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
When you play a defensive system, and have this many offensive stars...theres only so much of a limited puck to go around. everyones points will be down, imho, but more people will have better seasons, if that makes sense..

I think Nash, Gabby and Richards all have 40-45 point seasons, that would be 3 guys on a team having 75ish points...not many teams can say they have that ability. Then you have Cally and Stepan who are legitimate 50 point guys...that's a lot of firepower.

How many teams can boast 5 guys over 50 points on their team? Philly, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Boston...what do all those teams have in common? Top goal scoring teams in the NHL.

Now, how many of those guys can go toe to toe with Lundqvist, McDonagh, Staal, Girardi, MDZ, and Stralman in terms of their back end.

On paper, this team looks like it could be something special.
Plus none of those teams have neither the fiery angst of Torts as a person, as well as Torts ridiculously defensive system.

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