Is it better to have balanced team and not top heavy talent?
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02-22-2013, 09:12 PM
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Kunitz and Guerin were playing with Crosby and Malkin it's not surprising they put up a points. At the end of the day their offence consisted of 2 great players and a bunch of average 2nd liners. That's top heavy.
8 players with 30 or more points isn't all that much. Last year we were a last place team and had 5.
3 players=one whole line. And we didn't have 5 forwards over 30 points. We only had four.
You still need some skill to pot in those delicious setups from Crosby and Malkin. Can't expect Mike Rupp or Travis Moen to do the same.
30 points is a LOT for third liners. Having all three
eclipsing 30 points is a not a common occurrence in the NHL. That's because one, third liners usually don't have much skill, and two, they get less ice time.
I was counting forwards, not dmen because they're their own little beasts and don't play in the top 6 or top 9. You really think we had scoring depth last year? We had NONE. Cole, DD, Pacioretty, and Plekanec were the only forwards to eclipse 30 points. 1 line and a third of a line. Ok, maybe Kostitsyn and Cammalleri could have went over, but they were cold as crap that season. Even so, that would mean only 6 players went over 30 points.
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