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01-21-2013, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
quite easy to understand, you can replace ANY player on a team with a better player and it will have an impact on the team.

but being an impact player is more than just being better than the guy you replace. It means that your play, wether you're a skilled player or not, have an immediate impact on teammates or on the games results.

I'll get back to the Koivu example, when playin on his Wing, Brian Savage was a 25 goal scorer, once taken off Koivu's wings he slowly disappeared from the NHL (injuries didnt help, but still), Higgins when playing alongside Koivu was a 20 goal scorer, something he never repeated once taken off Koivu's wing...

on the other hand, while he was as productive as Koivu, and sometimes more, Ribeiro didnt really make anyone better, nor did he help the Habs/Stars accomplish anything.

See, impact vs skills
So what does this have to do with PK and his worth though? And who else on this current team would you say have "impact" ?

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