Jagr only had 53 points last year. Respectable, but far from what he used to be and 14 less points than PA Parenteau had.
John Tavares had better linemates last year. He put up less points in more games with better linemates. Not much more needs to be said.
Yes but don't act like he didn't have good linemates. It is pretty obvious which team was better put they both had good linemates it is just easier to shutdown a team with 1 line than a team with 2 or 3. Tavares was in on 41% of his teams goalies Giroux was in on 36% of his teams goals. Again with Tavares being 3 years younger Tavares is easily the better option not that Giroux is bad.
This season, with their slow start, the Flyers needed hard work and quality play and good defense from everyone on the team, especially their best player and Captain. They have instead gotten laziness and no production.
For the first time in this comparison, I vote Tavares.
My favorite part of this thread is people saying Tavares would be better with better linemates or a better team.
Hartnell and Parenteau had the same amount of points
Jagr was outscored by Moulson by 12 points.
If you didn't watch the flyers after about January, Jagr was the reason why Giroux didn't get to 100 points. Jagr's groin slowed him down considerably and the only thing he could do well was protect the puck. Jagr's passing was below average, his shot was non-existant, and so was his speed.
For all the trashing Phil Kessel gets, would you guys say he would be a top 5 player if he was a on a better team?
Tavares has scored at a .83 ppg pace the last 3 years.
Kessel? .86 over the last 3 years.
No one is pumping Kessel's tires and he's constantly bashed by everyone. Would everyone call Kessel a top 5 player if he was put on a better team? No? Then why say that about Tavares?