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06-26-2013, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
It's only a problem because you're trying to create the problem. You're moving two guys out of their natural PP position just so you can try and justify adding Jagr or Iginla to reduce Callahan's PP and ES time. It makes no sense whatsoever.

Callahan is a very effective net-front presence. His production is evidence of that. The "good on a bad PP" excuse is just fluff that has no real meaning. He tied for 4th in the NHL in PP goals because our PP was bad? How do you even begin to conjure up such backwards logic?

I remember statistical anomalies too, but that doesn't mean they're remotely relevant to the point at hand.
The Rangers PP is a disaster and Rick Nash has lackluster PP production relative to ES production. A lot of that probably has to do with forcing him to work the half-wall on the PP when he showed no resemblance of confidence in that area. I feel with his size and hands in tight, is a much more valuable asset to work in front of the net. Jagr and Iginla have been elite PP producers for the majority of their careers working in the spot Nash was being placed at. It is an improvement in slotting Nash over Callahan in front of the net and replacing Nash's half-wall presence with Jagr or Iginla.

Ryan Callahan racking up PP goals on bad offensive/bad PP teams does not convince me he is an elite PP producer. He would not be getting the same opportunities on deeper rosters, hence the comparison with Tucker and Metropolit.

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