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02-05-2013, 07:15 AM
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Hagelin's usefulness isn't in his point production. It's in keeping the aggression and the hustling going with his ridiculous speed and solid board work. Like you said Blue Blooded, we're outshooting the opponent when Hagelin is on the ice.
Well, it just happens to be so that we have won 100% of the games where we have outshot our opponents, while we have won 20% of the games where we have been outshot.
If Hagelin can help us gain momentum and put the focus of the game in the opposing zone, we have won half the game. Could he have produced more points? Sure. Could he have scored more goals? Sure. Is he still a very useful player to this team, even when he isn't scoring? You bet. The speed dynamics players like him and Kreider brings to this team is hard to measure on paper.
If Pyatt, Stepan and Hagelin can keep hustling and going to the net like they did last game, things will be just fine from here.
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