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08-29-2013, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
I take it you mean 09-10? 08-09 was the "little girl" season (though the numbers for it make it look like he wasn't nearly as bad as everyone thought, which the stat haters would love to feast on)

That was just a guess, but looking at the chart now (http://somekindofninja.com/nhl/usage.php), as I thought, Gomez and Plekanec had a more balanced split...Gomez actually had a slightly higher quality of competition, but Plek still got those difficult defensive zone faceoffs. So yeah, he has reached 70 points without it being handed to him, but that year there was definitely a more balanced split both in the quality of his linemates and in not having to always play against 1st lines.
See, I can't remember season dates. Just awful.

Yeah, so he can definitely produce at a high level with decent linemates playing decently tough minutes. I wonder if maybe that's the plan this year, giving a pretty even split to Pleks/Eller

Treating Pleks/Eller as a true 1-2 punch would do a good job in seeing what we really have in Lars.

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