Benoit Pouliot is this year's obligatory enigma
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12-17-2013, 04:19 PM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Victoria, BC
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He's on pace for 18 points. That's less than last season's total. He doesn't do anything particularly well. There might be a place for a player like him on your team. I'd rather not have a player like that on mine.
I don't know if you're making a serious attempt to debate the points I'm making, but I'll proceed assuming you are.
I don't think anyone is happy with Pouliot's play this season. I'm certainly not. But there's some revisionism going on with what Pouliot was before he signed with the Rangers. He wasn't found on a scrap heap somewhere. He was a productive NHL player for all of his recent history. He wasn't signed because Sather was scouring the free agent market for former top five draft picks.
For whatever reason, his play has regressed here.
So there's no further confusion, here's an illustration of how I feel about Pouliot's production:
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