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04-25-2013, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by BillDineen View Post
This team's issues 5v5 were not only defense related, they were offense as well.

Here are the UFA forwards in the top 100 of even strength points:
------- Gms -- Pts -- PPG
Dupuis 46 33 0.72
Jagr 44 24 0.55
Cullen 40 23 0.58
Bickell 41 23 0.56
Ribeiro 46 22 0.48
Stalberg 46 21 0.46
Horton 43 21 0.49
Iginla 42 19 0.45
Koivu 46 19 0.41
Roy 40 19 0.48

The two names that stand out are Stalberg and Bickell. Does anyone have an opinion on whether one of these two could be like a Simmonds and succeed if given PP time? The first PP unit is set, but the second needs work and they could help 5v5.
I do really like Stalberg, he just has something about him. Bickell not so much, never a point producer at any level unlike Stalberg.

I do think both are inflated slightly due to being on that Blackhawks team, get really easy minutes, their QOC is below -1. Neither are fantastic defensively either IMO.

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