The Negativity-**Only** Thread (A Place to go to vent)
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03-21-2013, 07:03 AM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Brunette's inclusion with one season on a first year expansion team is a bit biased.
Hartnell wasn't exactly an offensive slouch in his final three years as a Pred with 18 goals in 57 games followed by 25 and 22 goals (in only 64 games). How much is from the change in scenery and how much is the result of natural progression is debatable. He put up 24 goals in his first season as a Flyer ... very similar to his Preds performance and has a 14 goal season to balance out his 37 goal campaign since leaving.
Peverley's numbers since joining Boston are similar to his Pred numbers as well. About a point every three games. He, Jones, and Santorelli all benefited from playing one way hockey on clubs that sucked. Jones goal production per game improved only marginally ... the bigger difference is in his assist totals.
Hall regressed after leaving the Preds going from an average of over 14g per season to not sniffing double digit goals since (either realized or pace for his shortened NHL seasons). Ward fell off as well. We've also had several players show up and match or exceed their career bests ... Dumont, Arnott, Sullivan.
Brunnette was coached by BT in the AHL so yeah, he was developed by BT.
Hall is a legit point
I'm not talking about free agents Arnott's best season was with Dallas not Nashville don't know why he was included.
And saying the others played in a more offensive friendly system doesn't help your arguments. Peverley scored more goals for Boston in one season than he did his entire career here.
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