saskhab Posted August 18, 2009 Share Posted August 18, 2009 http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_dadd...?urn=nhl,183540 Interesting notes from this Puck Daddy piece on the chances of players repeating as the league leaders next year in several categories. I was amazed how many times our guys got mentioned when it came to PP stats... here's a sample: Power-Play Goals: Thomas Vanek, Buffalo Sabres, 20 Vanek was second to Ovechkin in PPG for 2008-09 and tied for sixth in 2007-08. The Buffalo power play lost 22 points when Jaroslav Spacek(notes) left. Say, where'd he go again? Oh, that's right: Michael "19 power-play goals in 2008-09" Cammalleri's new team, the Montreal Canadiens. Biggest Threats: Cammalleri, Ovechkin, Teemu Selanne(notes). Chances for Repeat: Vanek's 20 goals in 73 games was outstanding, but finishing ahead of the pack again isn't likely. They also list Andrei Markov as the biggest threat to overthrow Sidney Crosby as the league leader in PP assists, while they mention that Scott Gomez is a darkhorse to be the league leader in assists if the Montreal makeover works. Bob obviously values a top notch PP unit and it looks like we have the makings of a crazy good one yet again. Markov will have two one timer options to look for in Cammalleri and Spacek, while Gomez and Gionta can set things up down low. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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