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Same Old Hossa

Marian Hossa is who we thought he was

 

I mentioned this before, but I think it bears repeating -- because it doesn't seem to be a story-line in this series, but it ought to be...

Before last season, Marian Hossa had a reputation for being a good player who choked in the playoffs.

Over his career, he averaged .6 points per play-off game.

Last year, as a winger on Sidnery Crosby's line, he shed that image. He was clicking along at 1.3 points per game -- double his previous average.

This year, without Sidney Crosby feeding him passes, he is down to .7 points per game (and dropping). He has yet to score a goal against the Penguins.

Luc Robataille once said that a fire hydrant could score 40 goals playing on Mario Lemieux's line. I wonder how many Marian Hossa scored just because he was on Sidney's....? He is certainly looking like the guy who disappears in big games -- when his team needs him the most...

 

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