Originally Posted by Pengwin7
40 assists, eh.
Ha - good luck! No way. He put up 32 assists last year and Desharnais and Cole both overachieved in shooting percentage.
ps. COD, I already posted the "good news" of MaxPac's PP numbers in my original post.
You probably didn't need to regurgitate it as your own... (and I'll have to assume you read my post.)
Krejci's ice-time isn't impacted by Seguin's growth. Boston rolls two top units. They'll each play about 18+ min/game and each play about 2+ min/game on the PP.
Last year they already made the switch, the Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin line became line 1 & PP1 (with Horton out) and Lucic-Krejci-Horton(Peverley) was line 2 & PP2.
So that HURT Krejci, but it won't get any worse than that... being Line 2 & PP2.
With MaxPac, last year he got Line 1 & PP1 minutes... but can/will it get any better than that? Honestly?
Especially with the magic that Cole-DD-MaxPac showed.
I don't think that repeats. (I said the same thing about Stastny & Chris Stewart's "magic"... but people weren't listening to that one either. Everybody expected them to repeat.)
I mean... how often do we see a player make a big jump... and then we expect them to repeat it - which is often wrong.
MaxPac made a huge jump... 65pts in an everything-went-right-for-this-line season. He played 18+ min/game and 3+ min/game PP.
People have a tendency to think that young players will CONTINUE to rise just because they are young... but when you are playing 18+ & 3+, you've pretty much maxed out your TOI. The only other maturation is in hockey-sense and chemistry. Is MaxPac's hockey sense & chemistry going to get any better than last season? 65pts. I say no. I say that 65pts will be a standard "great season" for MaxPac going forward. I think he'll level off to more around 60pts.
Thanks for pointing out the numbers on Krejci and Seguin's ice time. I often forget Boston roles two lines fairly even (and sometimes three), so that's a great point.
I think you've swayed me on MaxPac. 60 would be more his level. Especially if we consider he didn't have Gionta putting pressure on his for that spot and he went largely on unopposed top line time. Well I already agreed but was more willing to give MaxPac a shot. Not anymore though.
He's a guy that's better in leagues with peripherals and more goal heavy.
14T BiWeekly H2H. 4 C/RW/LW, 6 D, 2 G
Cats:G(3), A(1.5), +-(1), PIM(0.2), PPP(1), SOG(0.2), GWG(1), SHP(2), Hits(0.3), BkS(0.4). W(2), SO(2), OTL(0.5), SV(0.2), GA(-1), L(-1).
LW - Pactches, Benn, Ott, Foligno, Belesky
C - Staal, Thornton, M Richards, Giroux
RW - Ovie, Hossa, Callahan, Tara, Neil
D - Weber, OEL, Shatty, Seidenberg, Suter, Wiz, Beauch, Wiz, MacDonald
G - Lundqvist, Varlamov, Allen
Prospects - Schultz, M Rielly, Ramo, Brodin, RNH, Forsberg, D Shore, Trouba, Bjugstad
IR- RNH, Kulikov