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10-21-2013, 01:14 PM
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Not sure what you're on about. Nor is Yak "my boy" I just tend to think a player with 55NHL GP and who by rights is still a rookie should probably get little slack.
Cherry Pick stats?! You were the one that argued the defensive zone starts which is an odd thing to raise anyway in context.
I like anyway how you quote stats (falsely) and then shift goalposts to some vague "see on the ice" assertion.
I get that Eberle is a talented player, I get that he has scoring hands in close. How many times is he getting in close lately to use those mitts? Oh, on a 2 on 1 with the woeful Sens allowing Eberle and Yak home free on an extended break where they had all day to setup a picnic.
Thing with Eberle is he gets his chances when opponents breakdown. Where was the Sens D on that play? The guy has great finish, but it tends to be had against weak opposition play. I don't know he gets a lot of gift goals like that if the club ever makes the playoffs. Goals for him trending down in any case. He's reverting to more of a 25 goal scorer. Good thing to have but not as much considering the one dimensional attributes.
Defensive Zone starts coupled with Quality of Competion (which I alluded to in my first sentence) shows Eberle is depended on in tough situations. Not sure what you don't understand here.
The rest of your post is drivel. No offence. You are reciting what you want to see and is weak with all due respect.
Eberle genreates chances at a rate better than anyone on the team and it's not even close. The only thing holding him back from PPG-land is a dreadful shooting % that when it PRO-gresses to the mean will have him right where he needs to be.
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