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02-02-2013, 07:08 PM
Des Louise
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
It's mostly a March/April thing (sharp drop at April), and it's easy enough to pinpoint the specific seasons. January and February are the most productive months of his career, but his numbers have dipped (not much, mind you) in March of years when he was perhaps relied on a bit too much during the season, or another player (Koivu) simply earned more opportunities (like in '08/09 with Koivu-Kovalev, when Plekanec didn't have the best season on top of that). The difference we're talking about here is relatively small until the April drop: 62 pts in 84 career January games, 64 pts in 81 career February games, 53 pts in 94 career March games, 11 in 33 career April games.
Thank you for the research on his point production. I wasn't aware that would corroborate my impressions. However it's not just the point production. He just seems to lack energy later in the season. But that's probably because he's overused by the coaching staff.

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