Whats wrong with a third line center scoring 20-25? Most teams would kill for that ...
I never said that there was anything wrong with a third line center scoring 20-25.
For one, if this team is firing all cylinders, Messier is our FOURTH line center. A 4th line center who scores 20+ is a godsend.
However, Messier has gotten some pretty easy goals thus far. He's certainly played well for 42, but 5 years ago, or rather, 10 years ago, he would have 15 goals by now. He misses some pretty easy chances too.
All said, I'm happy with his play thus far. I just don't think he can keep up the rest of the way.