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02-09-2013, 08:05 AM
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I never claimed his production was great, it clearly isn't. But I don't agree that MPS is a totally lost cause as far as offense goes. I never thought of him as a highly skilled offensive player, but imo he does have more in him then he's been getting on the scoresheet for the last two seasons.
His production was pretty good for a rookie his first season, for a swedish rookie it was almost exceptional, they usually need a couple of years to start putting up points, the Sedins had similar production for their first three seasons. Now you could claim this was all due to playing with Omark but I doubt you of all people would agree with that... Then he fell into a black whole his second year and hasn't been able to get out, but I'm not prepared to give up on him just yet, I feel there's stille untapped potential.
I see a player with some skill and loads of speed who lacks confidence and is overthinking his game, but for the last couple of games has started to improve and gain back some sort of belief in himself. You see a hopeless case offensively. Which is fair enough and I think we might have to agree to disagree.
In 2-3 years I guess we'll see who's right. In the meantime I doubt he'll kill Yakupovs career by playing on the same line for a few games.
Edit: And btw I don't agree he's too bad on the cycle either...
Thanks for the discussion and enjoyed. Indeed we'll see.
But want a sobering and out there stat? (not saying its an argument or demonstrative, but interesting in itself)
Darcy Hordichuk over the last 2 seasons has more pts/60mins production than MPS.
The sad but true twilight zone stat of the day.
I'll be here all week.
MPS is BAD on the cycle. Believe it.
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