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02-01-2013, 07:58 PM
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The argument that Stastny's point totals have decreased purely because of who he plays with is moronic. "Oh, if Stastny played with *insert star player* then he would have 70~ points!" Of course he'd have that many points with a PPG winger, but Stastny's job is to make his wingers better - not the other way around.
Every year, he scores less points and every year, Avs fans blame his wingers and claim he's a star centre or could easily regain that status. I don't see it. And at $6.6M and the ludicrous price tag that Avs fans demand, I have no interest.
I know it's staz' fault that McGinn aims for the post instead of the back of the net and so has yet to score instead of having 5+ goals, but Paul's really done just about anything that he can to fix that.
As for his point totals, he's been at a PPG pace all throughout his career other than the 2011 calendar year. So it's not like his production has really even dropped despite the weaker wingers. And saying that a top playmaker needs to be playing with top 6 wingers is hardly a stretch. Stewie wasn't a star winger, sober Jones wasn't a star winger, old Duke wasn't a star winger, old Smyth wasn't a star winger either, yet Staz was a PPG player with those guys.
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