Thread: Player Discussion: Claude Giroux
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04-02-2014, 07:22 AM
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I think it matters specifically in the case of Malkin and Stamkos. Stamkos was definitely the driving force there, not St. Louis, but I'd expect his numbers to come down slightly. Malkin usually gets the easier matchups because of Crosby, and he also plays with Neal.

Kane is the one that benefits from Toews.

That said, if Giroux had a complimentary player on his line like Perry, or Neal, I think you'd see him be a consistent 90 point player, rather than 85ish.
Kane has played on his own line all year with such stalwarts as versteeg , bickell, saad, and handzus. He is a ppg player and until his recent struggle before his injury he was 2nd in points. Toews played no role in that.

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