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Old 06-10-2013, 08:59 AM   #1921
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Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco View Post
My only nit, other than your prediction of course



Regular season, yes. Playoffs say otherwise.
I would say it is pretty conclusive:

Stanley cup year:

Hossa:
26 points in 20 (pittsburgh)
15 point in 23 (detroit)
15 points in 22 (chicago)

Toews:
29 point in 22

Sharp:
22 point in 22

Kane:
28 points in 22

(all of them have had at least 1 point per game in a Stanley cup finals run)

Krejci:
23 points in 25

Lucic:
12 points in 25

Bergeron:
20 points in 23

Marchand:
19 point in 25

(none of them have had 1 point per game in a Stanley cup finals run)

Then let us look at this year:

Hossa: 14 in 17
Sharp: 14 in 17
Toews: 9 in 17
Kane: 14 in 17
Total: 51 in 17

Krejci: 21 in 16
Lucic: 13 in 16
Bergeron: 11 in 16
Marchand: 13 in 16
Total: 58 in 16

There is no evidence to suggest that Boston's 4 have a history of being better in the playoffs or in fact that they have been better in the playoffs this year. Boston had 7 games against a weak Toronto team and Chicago had 5 against a weak Minnesota team. Boston then had 5 against the Rangers and the Hawks had 7 against Detroit - evaluating the relative talent of those teams is not easy but through 12 it is pretty even for both teams. The real difference is that the Hawks had 5 games against the Kings and Quick while the Bruins had 4 against the Pens and what can only be described as a leaky defense.

Krejci has really picked his game up this year and on the flip side Toews is not playing as well as could be expected for a guy who has a Conn Smyth trophy and was named best forward in the Olympics.
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