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04-15-2013, 02:48 PM
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Gionta might be close in goals but I'm willing to guess that if someone else had his icetime they'd be contributing more goals and points than him. Sure, he has 11G, but a guy like Gallagher (who has one more goal despite less PP time) or Pacioretty (Who no one would diasgree is better than Gio) would have way more goals if they were given Gio's PP time, let alone his ES TOI.
I guess you would have to statistically prove that there is a strong correlation between ice time and goal production first. I'm speculating, but I would guess there is a "diminishing return" effect. Not all ice time is qualitatively the same either in terms of offense.
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