Found February 05, 2013 on Buffalo Wins:
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We know that Thomas Vanek leaves this weekend with an NHL leading 19 points, that news has been well covered.  He has carried this team on his back, in a year where the rest of the team, sans Pominville, is struggling to find their offense.  This isn’t unusual for Vanek.  He is notoriously a fast starter.  In fact, over his career, he has more than a point per game average in the first 10 games that he plays in each season.  In the 78 games that fit that category, he has scored 43 goals and has 45 assists for 88 points.  All of those averages are well above his career averages. But let’s take a look at how this year’s start compares to those of Sabres greats, past and present.  Unfortunately, game logs for the NHL are only available starting in the 1987-88 season.  That excludes the entire French Connection, Danny Gare, Don Luce, and some of Mike Foligno, Phil Housley, and Dave Andreychuk’s seasons.  If anyone knows where I can find game logs for seasons prior to 87-88, please...
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