Pacioretty 39pts in 43gp
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04-26-2013, 12:17 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
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I guess you kinda see why some people don't like Desharnais' game. It can be really frustrating to watch.
Pacioretty never was as physical as Cole:
2012/2013: 1.32 hits/game
2011/2012: 1.32 hits/game
2010/2011: 1.81 hits/game *Chara ended him*
2009/2010: 1.31 hits/game
2008/2009: 1.29 hits/game
Expecting him to hit more is unrealistic as he's been pretty much hitting like he always has...
That is a very poor method of comparing his physicality from year to year. In his first two seasons with the team he was playing significantly fewer minutes therefore accumulating fewer hits per game. If you look at hits/min you will find a much different story.
Since the Chara hit he has definitely played a noticeably less physical game. People are blowing this out of proportion however, as he still goes to the net and doesn't shy away from contact. He is hardly a wet tissue like Phil Kessel.
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