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02-11-2013, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
If you go out and get a shooter, you're only enabling Thornton to be the passer. That dynamic is just not going to work. The year Thornton decides to take the burden of scoring the goals himself and be the leader in that regard is the year that the Sharks win the Stanley Cup. Until then, Thornton's line eventually runs into a team good enough to defend that predictable setup and the supporting cast goes cold. It's the same story every year.

Well said.

Many great playmakers dot the league's history. The most successful ones have a common thread of shooting more and scoring more come playoff time. Adam Oates, Peter Forsberg, Wayne Gretzky...

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