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04-15-2013, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Did he make the team better?

Before trade: 21-13-2 (.611)
After trade: 1-3-1 (0.300)

Not better in reality. Better on paper maybe, but not better in real life.

What about his linemates:

Before trade:
Parise 31 pts in 36 games (0.861)
Koivu 33 pts in 36 games (0.917)

After trade:
Parise 2 pts in 5 games (0.400)
Koivu 0 pts in 5 games (0.000)

So neither his linemates nor his team has improved. Not better this year so far.

Honestly his age is not an asset IMO...not a lot of guys can maintain their scoring level in their 30's.
This is the failing of statistics.

Our team has not been playing well these last few games, but this is not Pominvilles fault.

I don't know how any reasonable person can look at what we have in Pominville, and not say that we are a better team. We did not lose a roster player to acquire him; all he did was bump someone down a line, and imo, rightfully so.

Our whole team hasn't played well. This is not on him.

With some practice with the team next year things will be better.

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