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02-15-2013, 04:31 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by habsfanatics View Post
I'd be interested to see some underlying metrics for Max this year. He's consistently a player who drives play to the offensive end of the ice. I don't think much has changed in that regard.

A bit of a slow start, a bit snake bitten, a bit hurt. With patches work ethic I give him the benefit of the doubt. No one trains harder. Between him and Subban I think they put too much work in to fail imo.

He'll be back, patches deserves our patience.
Is underlying numbers are still terrific. He consistently drives puck possession and creates chances at a tremdous rate. His line hasn't created as much as it did last year but is also giving up far less so it comes out about equal.

Concern about his lack of goals is the same as Kessel. He's well positioned to start scoring in bunches when he inevitably starts hitting the back of the net again. Pacioretty is rarely going to get no goals on 28 shots. He should be at about 3 right now but the mathamatics of goal scoring favour random streaks being the norm.

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