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03-27-2013, 06:20 AM
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David Desharnais is on pace for a 46 point season, which is substantially worse than last year (60 points in 81 games) and only a little better than the 42 point pace he had two years ago, in his rookie season, playing with Darche, Pouliot, etc. He is also -2 in spite of predominantly starting in the offensive zone against defensive specialists who are not good at scoring.

He is having a bad year. Note that Pacioretty has 25 points in 28 games (+3) and Gallagher has 18 points in 28 games (+8) so it's not them.

Sometimes players have bad years. Think Plekanec in 2009. We shouldn't overevaluate -- Desharnais can bounce back by training hard in the summer and playing on Galchenyuk's wing in 2013-2014. In the meantime, Therrien should start limiting his role through the end of this season.

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