How good of a goal scorer IS Thomas Vanek?
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08-07-2013, 11:29 AM
Join Date: Sep 2002
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Actually there is no 200 goal cutoff for this list. The only requirement was a .427 career gpg and that they have played a mere 100 games to knock out some riff raff like Alex Chiasson. None of what you listed means ANYTHING because nearly Everyone of these players listed got to play in the "rip roaring" post lockout NHL. Mad that Bobby Ryan isn't on the list?
quick, who has more 30 goal seasons in the last 5 years?
total goals last 5 seasons:
146 to 142
Oh and when Vanek got to "play behind Briere and Drury" for a whopping 2 seasons he averaged 34 goals a season and wouldn't have even qualified. So he actually scored more without them then with them. Anything else you want me to debunk?
You clearly can't conceptualize the point. The point is Vanek had easy minutes in his 1st two seasons, that allowed him to have very good goal production. Where as many other young players are forced into bigger roles immediately, and don't have the luxury of playing in the situation Vanek enjoyed
Take Corey Perry for instance... if you take out his rookie and sophmore years, he has a better GPG average than Vanek. He doesn't make your list, because the methodology used to come up with your list is for kindergarteners.
The best one is your drivel about the lockout shortened season and that he would have dropped off, but wait I thought the reason for that wasnt a shortened year but that he got to play with Cody Hodgson?
Vanek's production would've dropped off... it always does
Hodgson's play was a factor in Vanek's production... denying the centers role is hopelessly dense
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