Re: 2013-14 Bruin 30-goal Scorers?
posted at 8/4/2013 12:12 PM EDT
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
he scored at a 22 goal per 82 game season pace in the playoffs, playing the off wing. I think we can all agree that the penguins just disappeared against the boston series. so if you take those 4 games out he scored at a 30 goal per 82 game pace.
I think Iginla traditionally puts up the majority of his points in the 2nd half of the season, so 14 goals for him through 44 games isn't too far off for him.
Yes, if you take out the games in which he didn't score, he could be on a 30 goal pace, or more. Lots of players do that if you remove their slumps. Unfortunately though, he did play in those games and he played with a ton of talent around him (since we're writing off Calgary numbers based on the lack of surrounding talent too). He failed to score. There might be excuses in Boston too. Bottom line though, right?
Now you're saying 40+?? Wow, I hope you're right. I would love to eat crow on this. But recent statistics don't support that outcome at all. I know the Bruins are a pretty good fit and Calgary was down and out, but Iginla can expect a little less ice time on the Bruins (with other good lines) and he can probably expect less PP time than he got in Calgary, I would think. We're talking about 6 forwards with a crack at 30 goals here, that means some sharing of ice time and opportunities.
I'm going to continue to hope for Nathan Horton production.
if iginla slumped but the pittsburgh team played fine in those 4 games i wouldn't have made that point. Of course I'm not suggesting just take out his slumping games. That series was weird. Really weird.
Also, I didn't say he was going to get fourty, I don't think he is going to get fourty.