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02-26-2013, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
The opposite is true statistically. Petan has 2 teammates with better PPGM averages than MacKinnon(1.68).

Both players have great supporting casts and teams that score a pile of goals. Petan is 3rd on his team in PPGM(1.68) and Drouin is leading his team by (2.21 vs 1.68) over a half PPGM over the 2nd best guy(MacKinnon who has the same PPGM as Petan).

Over a 72 game WHL season Drouin's PPGM would give him 38 more points than Petan.
MacKinnon is future NHL star. Petan playing with nobody of that caliber. Petan raised the point totals of some linematess but none of his linemates has MacKinnon's talent. Looked how Drouin's play came down when the playing field was level like the Top Prospects Game?

Actually, would not be suprised if Petan ends up better all around player as his +/- blows Drouin out of the rink despite Drouin playing with better linemates. Quite often player taken late first round ends up better player than top picks. Drouin we have zero chance of drafting but Petan an equal player, we have an opportunity to draft.

I compared Petan's numbers to Gallagher's. At same age of 18. Where they same league and roughy same size at 18. Petan should score 80ish points at NHL someday as I have Gallagher average 50ish points NHLer. Petan higher offensively talent than Gallagher at 18. Gallagher more feisty but Petan more value also as natural center

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