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02-09-2013, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
Eh, he's not ending up on the scoresheet on those occasions by accident. It's not as if winning puck battles along the board and passing to the guy who passes it to the guy who scores is a bad (or lucky) thing, it just means he's better at producing offense with linemates who aren't incompetent in the offensive zone. Loui gets quite a few of his assists in a similar secondary fashion, winning puck battles and distributing. That is a skill and a pretty important one to boot.

Edit: Did the research...4 of his 5 assists are primary. Your point is invalid.
And now I have been wrong twice

I guess his assists just don't really stand out to me. Also I totally agree about his ability to win puck battles, but I consider that to be defense rather than offense. It seems like those points come from turnovers forced in the offensive zone rather than breakouts; in the 2 spot I prefer somebody like Roy who can drive the action more. Of course I could have misremembered that too since the last few games of 3rd line Eakin are at the forefront of my reasoning.

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