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04-30-2013, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by shogun99 View Post
And in those 75% of games he outplayed every rookie, was tied for the lead in points and was one of the main reasons why our PP went from bottom of the league to top of the league. After Gallagher wins the Calder this year watch voters defend him over Yakupov by saying that if Gallagher played a full season he might be tied for the rookie lead in points. The same voters that last year voted for Landeskog because he played more games then RNH.
Come on, really? Gallagher only played 4 less games than Yakupov, not 12 less games (which would be 25% of this year). Yakupov and Gallagher were tremendously close in points with only a 4 game difference, not over 20 game difference. If Gallagher wins, it will be because of his ability to produce points COMBINED with multiple other factors, not because he simply played 4 less games. He is not in the same situation as Landeskog and RNH from last year. Yes, if Gallagher played 4 more games he MIGHT have gotten more points and come clse to Yakupov's total, but that would only be part of the reason for Gallagher (or Huberdeau, or Galchenyuk, or Saad) to win, not the only reason.

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