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03-13-2013, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by nabob View Post
At least 5 of his goals have been empty net tap ins where he does nothing to create the chance (like tonights goal, or the one with 0.3 sec left earlier in the season) or else goals with the goalie pulled. He also has a large number of second assists where he probably shouldn't have gotten the assist, like tonight's assist or a few games back when he iced the puck but Yak won the foot race then won a puck battle and set up the goal.

Taylor Hall drives the play, Ales Hemsky drives the play. SS has learned to pick his spots and capitalize on great plays by others and to be in the right place at the right time.
Someone needs to be there to tap in those loose pucks. Smyth used to get tons of goals that way, it didn't make him less valuable. I know you're a Gagner hater, but the guy has been our most consistent forward this year, and the only one better has been Hall.

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