I could give a rat **** if he doesn't get a single assist all season long. He's our only pure goal scorer, I want him to score as many goals as possible. And let's enjoy having a great goal scorer on a great contract for once.
He can pass just fine. He has set up lots of nice plays but has one of if not the best shots on the team so who gives a rats ass if he scores more goals. Anyway he's easily gonna clear thirty barring insult or injury.
Well Desharnais doesn't score until the puck deflects off of him or unless he's in the shootout, and Gallagher is more of a grinder who prefers to create space and look for the pass. Gallagher and Desharnais wont score much unless they are parked right in front of the net. Pacioretty on the other hand, is a threat in most parts of the offensive zone.
Pacioretty simply has to increase his assist total by passing off to Desharnais when he's in a shooting position. That would make Desharnais the 50-goal scorer he was destined to be, I'm not bashing Desharnais, I'm pleading with Pacioretty to be more considerate of his pet leprechaun.