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03-06-2014, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
Hartnell averaged over 20 goals per season in his last three seasons as a Pred (including one season where he only played 59 games). Santorelli had one good season after leaving the Preds but quickly returned to the same level of performance. Peverley had a season and a half of good offensive numbers on a Thrasher squad that sucked, then returned to similar PPG levels that he delivered as a Pred. Leggy is the median for 2nd forwards selected ... averaged over 17 goals per season from 05-06 through 12-13 (lockout shortened season) ... Radulov's one full season as a Pred saw him score 26 goals after 18 goals in 64 games in his rookie campaign.

So much for Trotz sucking the offense out of them. Empirical evidence does not support your position.
This just isn't a fair representation of the facts IMO.... Aside from the obvious Radulov portion. Hartnell's career high goals in nashville was 25, followed by 22, and 18. He has hit 37, 30, 24, 24 since being in philadelphia all while averaging more assists every year then he did as a career high in Nashville. Hart's has had 1 year where he scored only 14 goals but is on pace for well over 20 again this year and was on pace for around 22-24 goals in the lockout shortened season. Peverly had 20 points in 73 games over 3 seasons in Nashville. He then posted 3.5 straight seasons of very solid top 6 production. He absolutely received no chance here. Santorelli is in the same position and has played quite well in two different places now. He played in 32 games as a predator and had 4 points. We gave him away for what, a conditional 5th or 6th round pick? He immediately has a 20 goal season. To be fair, he sucked the next year/lockout year, but was doing exceedingly well for the Canucks this year.

Poile himself said this system likely held Legwand back offensively. Wake up and smell the coffee man.

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