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05-27-2013, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by oilerbear View Post
Nope he had 13. that would be mid 3rd line for LW.
For 24 games of play with Eager, Petrell and Brown he had 2 points.
For 23 games of play he had 11 points with the rest of the players. .48 EVPPG.
By your responce you think Eager, Petrell, Brown have the same offensive ability as Hall, RNH, Eberle.
Do you think they are the same?
i do not! The production difference shows that.
It is ok that you think they are.
But those three will be gone and Smyth will be playing with the rest.
I will take 80 games at the .48 EVPPG with the others still around.
heck 47 Gm without the EPB he is 22-23EVP 16th to 21 for LW.

It is strange the number of people willing to take the all players are the same stand
rather then Say "yes those three dragged him down."

Ah! opinion and pride over reality!
The problem with this analysis is that Smyth has no business playing with these top guys anymore.

I have no doubt that if the team lines Smyth up as the LW with Nuge and Eberle next year that he will get some points. But as Kurri says, is Smyth adding to the line or feasting off of the skills of the better players while at the same time reducing their effectiveness? It would seem clear that the latter is more accurate.

At this point if Smyth is on the roster it should be for spot duty between dates in the pb. If that is not the case, then the bottom 6 will be no better than it was last year.

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