Originally written on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Let’s take a look at two players. Both are around the same size, at 6’2” and just over 200 lbs. Both play center and both are well respected by their teammates and fans alike. Both are considered excellent two-way players, but only one of these guys is on the verge of becoming a superstar, has a Selke Trophy nomination and was invited to fight for an Olympic medal. Since these two guys are a year apart in age, we’ll compare their careers from when they finally stuck in the NHL (’05-’06) through the first few games of ’11-’12. Ok, here is Player #1: SEASON GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG % PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG TOI/G '05-'06 82 10 13 23 1 79 119 8.4 1 1 0 1 2 14:03 '06-'07 48 6 10 16 1 40 88 6.8 0 0 0 0 0 16:26 '07-'08 80 21 16 37 1 79 177 11.9 4 4 2 0 2 19:03 '08-'09 82 26 33 59 8 61 179 14.5 10 8 2 2 2 19:28 '09-'10 82 25 50 75 1 104 214 11.7 12 14 1 2 5 19:38 '10-'11 82 41 32 73 24 66 260 15.8...
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