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03-30-2013, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
Yeah, no he did not, and no they did not. I am having trouble finding the stats, but he played like 3-4 games with Kane. And that 5 game stint where he scored 7 points was NOT with Kane.

Kane is so vastly overrated thanks to his speed and shot and Antropov is so vastly underrated thanks to his lack of speed and shot it is not even funny.

He's a 3rd liner. You don't expect 3rd liners to score every game. They are going to be streaky. If he was consistent he would not be a 3rd liner. You can do that with basically any 3rd liner in the league. Are people expecting 20g, 50pt production out of the 3rd line?

Even when he is not scoring Antropov's line has often been the most effective, even with snakebitten Tangradi and basically useless Wellwood. We build a real 3rd line around Antropov and some of the streakiness will dissappear. He is the key to us having even a 3rd line this year.

Seriously, name me a 3rd line in the NHL Antropov does not improve. It simply cannot be done.
Antro w/ Kane = 1G 5A
Antro w/o Kane = 1G 4A

Antropov currently receives points per minute in the top 10% of 3rd line production (as in he's in the top 10% of regular players within 50-75 percentile scoring in the league)
Ladd 3.09 1 0.07 10.4
Wheeler 2.58 1 0.28 00.4
Kane 2.01 1 0.88 04.2
Little 1.88 2 0.11 00.4
Antropov 1.42 3 0.10 -04.1
Burmistrov 1.19 3 0.68 07.8
Wellwood 1.07 3 0.97 02.5
Miettinen 1.03 4 0.05 -00.9
Jokinen 0.73 4 0.55 -02.9
Slater 0.54 4 0.68 -10.4
Tangradi 0.52 4 0.70 -02.8
Wright 0.42 4 0.74 -14.0
Thorburn 0.35 4 0.79 00.9
3rd in the team in primary assists per minute
Evander Kane has his highest G/60 when on the ice with Antropov than any other forward

I keep saying this but Burmistrov, Antropov and Wellwood are GREAT 3rd line players to have and Miettinen is an ok one, and you can do ok with a 3rd line player on a second line with a player like Kane on your second line...but the problem is Jokinen was suppose to be a legitimate top6 option and has failed there. Because of this, it has put more pressure on the other players.

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