Re: Lay Off FAT!
posted at 4/12/2013 3:46 PM EDT
In response to MeanE's comment:
In response to your list of "Down-year Power Forwards", here is mine.
They don't seem as "tired" as Lucic...
Evander Kane: 16 goals, 15 assists
Chris Stewart: 16 goals, 15 assists
Shane Doan: 13 goals, 11 assists
Dustin Brown: 15 goals, 11 assists
James Neal: 18 goals, 14 assists
Rick Nash: 17 goals, 18 assists
The list is hardly complete and it can be argued back and forth about what defines power forward, but I think it goes to show, for every "down year" power forward you listed, I've got one thats done just fine. Occam's Razor says, the simplest answer is usually the correct one. In this case, I think (barring some unknown year-long injury) his game isn't where it needs to be. In Lucics case, how many years do we have to listen to, "When he get's his feet moving..."?