David Desharnais Discussions - Part III - Montreal's Masterton nominee
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04-05-2014, 11:01 AM
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Here's the thing though, cold streaks happen to everyone. Gomez was a ppg player for us in the last 40ish games of his first season. Was that a sign that he was going to be a stud for us?
If playing well for 31 games is proof of exceptional talent, then what do we make of Eller's streak putting up 36pts in 45 games while only averaging 40 something seconds of PP time?
Probably a statistical outlier. You won't find one guy in the last 20 years that scored 66 points ( 0.8 PPG pace) while averaging so little PP time. Doesn't mean that he doesn't have the potential to be an excellent and more consistent ES performer, but not as good as that sequence would indicate.
Also, Gomez's fall after that season is one of the most inexplicable thing I've seen. The guy didn't suffer an injury, continued playing with a guy he had success with before in Gionta and somehow everything he did that brought him success before stopped working. You don't see that happen very often, especially with a guy like Gomez that had such an extensive history of producing at a high level.
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