Boyle, Couture, Thornton, Vlasic; Pavelski & Niemi invited to Olympic camps
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07-26-2013, 10:25 AM
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agreed. i know there is an inherent tighter quality to an elimination game, but they will still fall prey to a small sample size, luck, and other random variances that occur. 3 points in 7 elimination games isnt great, but its almost .5 ppg in those situations.
i think the mistake comes in like you said trying to define something as "clutch". in terms of perception, had marleaus point totals been the same but we won those games he would be praised in the media as a leader, and doing the little things.
its a ridiculous notion given that just 3 years ago on big ice, marleau was 5 pt in 7gp. whatever.
big ice? no the last olympics were played on nhl sized rinks. not the big ice.
for reference marleau's last big ice tournament was the 2004-05 world championships, where he finished the tournament with 4 points in 9 games (silver).
suprisingly marleau actually does worse on the big ice, compared to the smaller rinks of the north american tournaments.
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