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02-15-2013, 07:35 PM
Des Louise
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
Shooting into the chest and killer instinct are exactly the same things we always see/hear about for a good goal scorer going through a temporary slump. Those things are temporary, its the ability to create chances that is king.
I do not think Pacioretty's problem is shooting in the chest. It's creating chances and generating shots that is. He's not generating quality shots and chances like he was the last year and a half.

Last year after 9 games he had 39 shots. And IMO, there was also a much higher percentage of his shots which were quality ones and harder to save.

Advanced stats are useful, but in this case they are not telling the whole truth. Guys like Gionta and Gomez look good with advanced stats but all Gionta does is shoot from everywhere with no screen, and all Gomez does is skate himself into corners.

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