Found November 29, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
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It is easy to imagine that the current first place team might hold onto their lead for a while.  They are the Pittsburgh Penguins.  They have a 14-10 record with four regulation tie points.  Their +18 goal differential places them second best in the league.  This record may not be a dominant one, but the impressive part of it is that most of the season so far has been played without their best player Sidney Crosby. Crosby has only played four games so far, but he has posted a ridiculous nine points and a +7 +/- rating.  Those are dominant numbers.  He is eclipsing his past scoring rates.  It is reasonable to suggest that Crosby won’t keep up that point per game rate over a full season but will likely still have the best point per game rate in the league. Continue reading "The First Place Team"
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