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04-21-2013, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyShoe1721 View Post
Claude Lemieux doesn't have one season of adjusted points greater than 70. St. Louis has 8, and would be on pace for 9 if this current season was a full season. Adjusted points does punish people from his era a bit, but that difference is still very large. Claude Lemieux is one of the worst top 6 forwards offensively in the draft, breaking the 50 mark of VsX just 5 times(59, 59, 58, 55, 50).
This is the playoffs. Claude Lemieux is Claude Lemieux. He has a Conn Smythe, 80 playoff goals, 78 playoff assists in 234 playoff games that stretched over a full career and not some shortened one that St. Louis has experienced. Claude is a somewhat more physical presence than Martin too, to say the least.

In a vacuum, they are better hockey players. Gustafsson was a solid offensive player for a 3rd liner, but he's next to two guys that don't bring much offensively in Carbonneau and Gainey. I'd say your 3rd line will certainly be more effective than his 3rd line in doing their job though, and there's a difference between that and being "better".
I did'nt expressively say better, but other than that you are correct. Gustafsson did get some considerable votes for the Selke too though, which can be seen by watching his player profile through his name in the lineup.

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