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12-18-2013, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
No, he's not better than Plekanec. Not yet at least. Plekanec is an amazing player. Give him a declined veteran that can barely score anymore, a sophomore center, or grinders, and he will not only produce but still effectively shutdown top opponents. He will get the tough zone starts. He is arguably one of the best PK player in the NHL.

Plekanec is our best forward overall. No question about it. Probably why he's still getting the most ice time among forwards too btw.
I guess it depends on your preference because they are very close. As a person who values offense more than defense, I would give the advantage to Pacioretty. Without Patches, we don't score any goals and we're shut out vs Phoenix. As for his linemates, Pacioretty plays with DD so it's really unfair to say one has better linemates than the other one.

Pacioretty is close to a PPG forward, no one comes close to that on the team at the moment.

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