Art Vandelay wrote:Meds wrote:Vader wrote:Getzlaf was pointless 14 times in 44 games
Hall 15 times in 45 games
Kessel 17 times
Datsyuk 20 times
Kunitz 15 times
Ribeiro 18 times
All these guys scored in the same range as Giroux. Do you not like any of these guys as well?
If you're going to throw out a statistic to support a premise, at least research it first
I don't like Ribeiro. Wouldn't want him on my team at all for any money.
Kunitz is nothing without Crosby. He's a second line winger at best if not playing with one of the top 5 centers in the league.
Datsyuk surprised me on that list. But he is so good defensively that you can overlook a poor season. His 18 points in 17 games make for a nice bounce back don't ya think?
Not a fan of Kessel. He's a good goal scorer, but yes, I do think he's a bit streaky at times. Everyone slumps, but he seems to hit dry spells a bit too often for a guy who is getting $8M.
Getzlaf is an enigma for me. At times I think he's overrated, and other times in think he's truly underrated. But I do think that Getzlaf is another guy who puts up his points in bunches at times.
I've said the same about the Sedins in the past too.
Regardless, all of those guys, well not Ribeiro, are having bounce back years so far.
Giroux is on a shit team right now, but on paper that team isn't as shitty as they are on the ice.....just look st their roster. I didn't expect the Flyers to be world beaters this year, but did anyone think they would be in the cellar with a 4-10-1 record and a -20 goal differential? I'm not hanging this all on Giroux, but he's got the worst plus/minus on the team, and is scoring at almost a 3rd line pace. He's not leading his team, Lecavalier has the same number of points while playing 4 fewer games.
You gain no credibility with posts like this. I would be willing to debate things with you but you need to get a grip on reality. Almost every player in the NHL is streaky and scores in bunches.
Kessel isn't "Streaky" at all. When he isn't scoring, he's getting a lot of assists. He was 5th in the NHL in assists. He's not just a goal scorer.