Re: Game 33: Van v. Bruins (12/14/13)
posted at 12/15/2013 5:05 PM EST
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
Show me examples from the hockey media, comments from fans or video to back up your claims on Eriksson's demise. Why did Sweden pick LouI to represent them in the World Championships ? (Gold Medal team)
You always avoid Seguins numbers in playoffs last season. Yep he was a superstar! Money player. What happened ?
Another point you always ignore is Seguin is getting #1 Center minutes now. Ericksson plays the wing, off wing in Boston.
Who said anything about demise? His goal scoring production has declined every years since 2008, including a dramatic decrease last season which has carried over to the Bruins. Stats can be a pain sometimes I know:
By the way, his playoff stats aren't that much better than Seguin's despite getting premier icetime....go figure.
The point is Erksson's stock is going down and Seguin's is rising. This is not rocket science and I am not sure what you are arguing about.
You honestly expect me to wade through 100's of pages in a google search just to "prove to you" what everyone who has been paying attention remembers? That Eriksson had a shi**y year last year? Perhaps we can just look for ourselves at the statsheet and come to the same conclusion?
Here's a quote from Pez at the beginning of the year that is proving to be quite accurate:
2. Loui Eriksson Does Not Score 25+ Goals This Season
I know this is going to be the prediction where a lot of people tell me how "f**king stupid I am" or how "I'm such a pessimist" but hear me out. I'm not saying that Loui Eriksson is a bad hockey player, I'm saying he won't score 25+ goals this season. I guess if we're going to get our balls dirty, let's get our balls dirty. Last season, Eriksson had 12 goals in 48 games - that's .25 goals per game. If we multiply 82 (a full season) by .25, we can average Eriksson to score 20.5 (so let's round up to 21) goals last season. That would give Eriksson his lowest career goal total. In fact, his goal totals have declined every year since 2008.
So every year Eriksson has scored less goals than his previous.
Am I to believe that with a better center and a better left winger on a better team that he's going to score less than 12 goals? F**k no. Hell, I don't even think he scores less than 20, but you have to remember that Eriksson was also one of the few goal scorers that Dallas actually had. Think of it as the Nathan Horton Syndrome in Florida - a good player will usually have inflated numbers with a shi**ier team.
At any rate, back to the original point: no Eriksson is not a bad player and yes he is a different position than Seguin but it is hard to argue that the one piece of that trade that is thriving the most is Seguin. Close second is Smith. Am I happy with the trade though? Yes because it probably needed to be done and the assets that came back are good enough.
p.s. yes I am aware that Pez's quip about good players having inflated numbers with shi**ier teams can also apply to Seguin....lol.