Odd that no one has brought up assist totals in the Eric vs. Jordan debate.
I'm not surprised. Pens fans are surprised, and should be, that Jordan is putting up such nice scoring numbers as a rookie. Had Eric been in a similar situation his rookie year, the sky would have been the limit.
I think Jordan is going to be a great player in this league. Perhaps like a Justin Williams type player who scores nearly a point per game and gives you solid PK time. Excellent two way game, but Eric Staal in terms of offensive production he is not and likely never will be.
If Eric had Jordan's body at 18 years old, or even now for that matter, we'd be looking at Peter Forsberg v2.
I still stand by the fact that Eric isn't playing well due to the fact that he's fatigued and playing under weight though.