We have 5 in the top 30 for give-aways in the NHL.
#2 Jason Smith
Jagr leads the league.
Asides from the fact that this stat is useless (Gretzky led the league in it nearly every year. Turns out if you have the puck a lot you lose the puck a lot), the statisticians at Rexall give out giveaways more easily (to both teams) than any other in the league.
All I'm saying is that in the end it will even out. Just because you don't like a stat is no reason to rationalize it away.
It actually doesn't because the collecting of stats such as giveaways and hits aren't collected in a standard way.
That's why, for example, Ville Neminen(sp) can get 7 hits in game one of the Western Conference Semifinals and then he never gets anywhere close to that the rest of the series.
I'm not saying this team isn't committing alot of giveaway, but I would bet the hockey savvy stat takers in Edmonton, might be a little tougher on the players, then someone doing it in Atlanta or Dallas.