Originally Posted by InnocentBystander
2 years ago giroux had 31 assists and only 2 of them were secondary...
that's the highest ratio that i was able to find.
Mmhmm... it was a 95/6 ratio
That was the 2009-2010 season, where he scored 47pts in 82 games (29 first assists, 2 second assists).
Most of us
had Giroux pegged for only 50-60pts for 2010-2011... including some of DobberHockey's smartest minds. I had him pegged for 62pts (end of thread) - so even I missed way low. Little higher than some others though!
If we had all been crunching these A1 vs. A2 numbers after that season, we would have ALL bought Giroux
prior to his 76pt break-out season in 2010-2011. I mean, getting 29 first assists in 16min of ice-time is pretty sensational. Something that maybe should've been dug on him or noted. I certainly would increase my predictions on a player if I knew they got 29 first assists to make up their 47pts. I mean... 29 first assists, that's indeed a 70pt player most of the time.
So... just another reason why this little study might hold some value!!!