Pacioretty 39pts in 43gp
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04-27-2013, 05:56 PM
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Agreed. I have no idea how can someone call Pacioretty a playmaker or plays a bit like one. He has little creativity with the puck.
Just like how Eller has no offensive upside?
He doesn't really play the role 'playmaker' but he is more than competent in the matter. He can play any role on offense - sniper, power, passer, grinder. I think this is what makes him so good, completely versatile. Not the best in terms of D but he's only 24 so it's not like that can't improve either.
Even this season he's set up Gallagher for some goals which show nice vision. His recent goal against the Devils was a fluke that resulted from his passing vision/creativity.
He's not a PP QB but dissing his playmaking isn't fair IMO. There was this one play in a recent game on a rush where he made what seemed to be a slow cross-ice pass to nowhere but it ended up being to a trailing Markov who just didn't make it into the zone yet. Just because he shoots a lot doesn't mean he can't make nice passing plays/has no vision/creativity.
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