Imagine if the roster stays the same next season, and we acquire a #1 center like Richards. He can boost our wingers' stats. Imagine if he played with Ryder and S. Kostitsyn, two players that did not make too many points this season. We could possibly end up with 10 guys with over 50 points
It really is scoring by committee. The only one who appears on the abbreviated lists is Kovalev (well, I supposed Markov and Streit should be added if only Dmen are considered, although Dtreit is more of a Swiss Army knife than a traditional Dman).
I'd like to rate it something like this in terms of production by place
TOP 1-30: 1st line
21-30 Needs improving
31-60: 2nd line
51-60 Needs improving
This way: Plekanec: Average 1st line center Koivu: Superb/Excellent 2nd line center Kovalev: Superb/Excellent 1st line R wing Streit: Average 1st line L wing (well... QB of the 2nd unit of the best PP in the league) Higgins: Excellent second line LW A. Kostitsyn: Needs improving 1st line LW, which he is doing. And his P/G ratio has been around 70p/season since Dec 6th. If he would've played all season long with this ratio he'd be #7!! S. Kostitsyn would be #39 with is P/G ratio if he'd played all the games, which would make him a good 2nd line RW, and he's still improving.
Things are looking bright in terms of scoring by first 2 lines. I'd still wish for a great scorer RW for Higgins-Koivu-line. Sergei's more of playmaker type, although he has a terrific shot. Somebody should tell him to shoot more. Same thing with Ryder.
Most goals per game in the league!
EDIT: Post #100
Like AD and others really like this system alot. And the whole thought process behind making this one up gives some solid back bone to many arguements, that many of us throw around. E.g Koivu being a numero uno first line center, is tough to comprehend so many better ones out there. But as a 2nd line center there clearly aren't many better than him. Once again like this alot...