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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
So at least we're on the same page that Fedorov left the team before the "Getzlaf/Perry years" began. Let's just say that Selanne, in contrast, was brought back "in time for" the "Getzlaf/Perry years", then. Those two broke out much sooner than 20 months later, though. Just 12 months later Getzlaf started off on hot with 15 goals by Christmas (none assisted by Selanne, incidentally, although Getzlaf got one helper on a Selanne PP goal). Safe to say it was somewhere in that 12-16 month range (at worst) that a "break out" was pretty official.
Well, yeah, they weren't linemates...

Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
By the end of January that year (so, the 17th month), those three names started appearing together on PP scoring plays regularly. Point is, though, that by 20 months later they had already earned the right to the most icetime in game 1 of the playoffs versus the Wild. They obviously broke out much earlier.
Getzlaf picked up Marchant's penalty kill minutes after Marchant's late-season injury (hence Selanne playing 2:40 more than Perry on average that playoff). As for Game 1, Selanne played less than almost everyone that game (I can't remember if it was an equipment issue or an injury; still first star though). Hell, Selanne had more even-strength minutes than Getzlaf that game, if you really want to treat Game 1 against Minnesota as a microcosm of the Getzlaf era in 2007.

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