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Cole Brings Offensive Insulation

July 27, 2011, 4:19 PM ET [ Comments]
Steven Hindle
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Habs Top 6 Production(over last 2 years):

I am working on a set of blogs regarding the production of the Habs "top six" over the last two seasons and how that could all change this year with the addition of Erik Cole and a little luck in the health department, but, for now, I thought I would just post the preliminary numbers.

Here are the numbers:

1. Plekanec, in 159 games played;

- 47 goals(0.30 goals per game) - 127 points(0.80 points per game)

2. Cammalleri, in 132 games played;

- 45 goals(0.34 goals per game) - 97 points(0.73 points per game)

3. Gomez, in 158 games played;

- 19 goals(0.12 goals per game) - 97 points(0.61 points per game)

4. Gionta, in 143 games played;

- 57 goals(0.40 goals per game) - 92 points(0.63 points per game)

5. Kostitsyn, in 140 games played;

- 35 goals(0.25 goals per game) - 78 points(0.56 points per game)

6. Pacioretty(since '08-09), in 123 games played;

- 20 goals(0.16 goals per game) - 49 points(0.40 points per game)


7. Cole, in 122 games played;

- 37 goals(.30 goals per game) - 68 points(0.56 points per game)

As you can see, the numbers show Montreal has had some half decent production from their top six, yet by adding Cole to the mix, coupled with(hopefully) a healthy year from Max Pacioretty(and the ability to use AK46 on the 3rd line), this group could be poised to have a great season.

Other than the look of the top six with Cole in the mix, the expectations that the Habs offense will be better not only comes from his addition, but also from the need for so many of their key stars to bounce back in 2011-12.

I will have more on this in my next entry...

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