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02-18-2013, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TradeBait View Post
If you want to determine whether or not Giroux is capable of consistently producing over 90 points by comparing his career to other players then it only makes sense to use players who consistently produce over 90 points.

1st season- 81GP 39G 63A
2nd season- 79GP 36G 84A
3rd season- 53 GP 24G 48A

1st season- 78GP 33G 52A
2nd season- 82GP 47G 59A
3rd season- 82GP 35G 78A

1st season- 81GP 52G 54A
2nd season- 82GP 46G 46A
3rd season- 82GP 65G 47A

1st season- 79GP 23G 23A
2nd season- 82GP 51G 44A
3rd season- 82GP 45G 46A

Finally Giroux...

1st season- 2GP 0G 0A
2nd season- 42GP 9G 18A
3rd season- 82GP 16G 31A
4th season- 82GP 25G 51A

Sure it's tough to compare him to those players but that's what you need to do if you're claiming he's part of that extremely small group.

Now I know Giroux is trending upwards but it takes something special to be a consistent 90+ point producer and it's pretty obvious that so far Giroux has shown he doesn't have what it takes. That seems to upset a lot of people but if we use common sense Giroux's career so far in no way points to him being in that elite group.

When it comes down to it, people who think Giroux can produce 90+ points consistently are basing their expectations purely on a single season performance and are lying to themselves if they say the rest of his career indicates it.
The first 3 guys on your list are top-15 in the history of the NHL in points per game and Steven Stamkos has scored more goals than anyone not named Gretzky at his age. Yes, clearly Giroux has to stack up to these guys to be able to produce 90 points a year consistently. What a joke.

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