rananda wrote:paired w crappy pens players morozov did not produce, correct. (except the year he led pens forwards in scoring)
paired w good pens players he did produce, in fact he did more than produce, he excelled. please tell me you think that isnt true so we can all laugh at you some more.
paired with crappy players in fla huselius didnt produce, playing w iginla he has.
not sure why this is difficult for you to understand. hockey is a team game and your linemates can make you look better or worse than you are.
watch malkin play in the olympics. if he plays w kharitonov and sushinsky, like i think he will, i doubt he will have a great tournament. whereas paired with ovechkin and afinogenov at the world champs he played great (not alot of points but he played well). skilled players, especially those who like to pass, need skilled linemates to play with. really this is not a hard concept but it is convenient for you to ignore it i guess.
I was having a nice conversation with you until this post. Now I'm a bit upset. "Laughing?"
First off, Morozov lead a team of complete bums in scoring. He had a hot beginning and end to the season but was virutally invisibile in the middle. Towards the end, when he was with Kraft, he was on fire. I distinctly recall the "show em' your jersey" game at the end of that year. But again, leading guys like Rico Fata and Kelly Buchberger in scoring is something I'd actually expect from Morozov. No argument there.
Now how, exactly, did Morozov "excel" as you put it? He played good with guys like Mario and Kovalev. I'd hardly call it "excelling".
Players that "excel" at hockey don't normally take 7 years to get their first 50 point season.
I don't think I am "convieniently ignoring" the fact that hockey is a team sport.
I think you're "convieniently ignoring" the fact that what I am saying is as follows.
Alexei Morozov does not translate the success from the RSL to the NHL well. This is visibly apparant, but something you have chosen to ignore.
Perhaps my belief that the larger ice surface allows Morozov more room to shoot the puck like a bandit from outside. Great. I never once said that those didn't and should not count as goals. You're misunderstanding me. What I AM saying is that in the NHL, the ice surface does not allow Morozov to do such a thing.
They call him Nurse for a reason. He is a player that doesn't like to get his nose dirty.
Is that a more precise explaination of my views to you?
Any of the guys you have listed, Huseliues, whatever, would put up points paired with Mario Lemieux and Alex Kovalev.
They could probably do so in a better manner, too.
Therefore, I don't worry about Morozov at all. What you've shown me is that, in his late 20's, he's only sucessfully producing if someone is helping him out. I truely believe that any of our young talent is fully capable of doing so on a regular basis with a better work ethic.