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02-18-2013, 10:12 AM
Random Bruins Fan
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It is not a myth that playing on winning teams inflates point totals. Gives much more opportunity for easy points. Also not a myth that playing with superior linemates inflates point totals and makes things easier on the player. Also not a myth that it is harder to score against shutdown lines than offensive players, especially when your linemate already does all the shutting down for you.
I'm sure he's really hurting with
18 minutes of ice time (more than any other 2nd-liner), 3 of which is on the PP.
He is a talented player. Nobody is denying that. He is also incredibly overrated, and his style is so similar to Kessel that is is actually a little creepy. He just doesn't have the same shot. Or speed. Or passing ability for that matter.
Perhaps, but that percentage likely changes counting only top picks. Also, what do you think the percentage of players being given such favourable conditions at that age is?
It isn't a myth that more ice time helps you get more production. Kessel gets more ice time so that is a big mitigating factor.
As I said it's a myth that playing for the Bruins optimizes your point total. Ryder's point totals went up playing in Dallas last year and were higher in Montreal, Wheerler's went up playing in Winnipeg. Peverley produced at a higher clip in Atlanta. Horton produced more in Florida. All on weaker teams.
So who are all of these top picks whose career high was at age 20 or before? Can you name some? Certainly not Kessel when he was 20 he got 37 points.
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