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01-30-2013, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Krishna View Post
My favorite part of this thread is people saying Tavares would be better with better linemates or a better team.

Hartnell and Parenteau had the same amount of points

Jagr was outscored by Moulson by 12 points.

If you didn't watch the flyers after about January, Jagr was the reason why Giroux didn't get to 100 points. Jagr's groin slowed him down considerably and the only thing he could do well was protect the puck. Jagr's passing was below average, his shot was non-existant, and so was his speed.

For all the trashing Phil Kessel gets, would you guys say he would be a top 5 player if he was a on a better team?

Tavares has scored at a .83 ppg pace the last 3 years.

Kessel? .86 over the last 3 years.

No one is pumping Kessel's tires and he's constantly bashed by everyone. Would everyone call Kessel a top 5 player if he was put on a better team? No? Then why say that about Tavares?
The question isn't who was better over the last few years (and you are counting Tavares's rookie season) it is who is better now and the future Giroux .90 over the last while being 3 years older than Tavares so it isn't hard to see an argument for Tavares being better in the future as he isn't much worse now (if at all).

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