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03-22-2013, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Baerstcheese View Post
He isn't Crosby's Cheechoo but Crosby is the reason he's the second leading scorer. Nothing else. When he was on Anaheim, he averaged 0.63ppg but in Pittsburgh, he averaged 0.80ppg when playing with Crosby. He's not a bad player but Crosby's the sole reason he's doing so well.
No, no it's not. It's a large portion of why he's the 2nd leading scorer, but it's not the sole reason. That's stupid to think. People have this perception that you can just put anyone next to Crosby and then boom! Instant all-star. Fact is, those players need to be able to keep up with Crosby. That includes having speed, high hockey IQ, skill, etc.

Kunitz is a good hockey player. Crosby just makes him look better than he is, but if you actually watch Kunitz play he makes very smart decisions, gets in the right areas, maintains possession, etc. When you do all that and you're on the ice with Sid, then ya, points will go to your name.

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