Thursday, November 01, 2007

Stat Of The Day

Michael Nylander, who will make $5.5 million this year, has 11 points (4-7-11) through 11 games. So do Chris Drury ($7.1m, 1-7-8) and Scott Gomez ($10m, 2-1-3) combined.

14 comments:

Focality said...

With a few less circles on the ice, Nyles might have more. :)

I'd rather have Nyles right now, though. If he were in a drought I don't think the regret would be as pronounced as that of a Jagr and NYR team.

Anonymous said...

what an amazing signing

NS said...

all this without Semin on his wing, btw.

Snktimoniuz said...

I know it is just a snapshot comparison, but one should note that Nylander is 34. Drury and Gomez are 31 and 27, respectively. I think the performance comparison, heavily in Nylander's favor at present, won't hold up over the coming years. P.S. Jagr sucks

Anonymous said...

i think youre wrong about that, whatever your name is, his linemates are only going to get better, whereas jagr is old and on the decline(moreso than nyls)
and before you start, at least i can pronounce 'anonymous'

Ogre said...

You know, people make fun of his circles, but he's been doing that since he was in Hartford~

He's a fine player. Still glad that the Caps went and picked him up. Again.

Anonymous said...

rofl. silly new york

DMG said...

It's stuff like this, the Morrisson and Jurcina deals and picking up Semin and Green in the draft that make me wonder why Caps fans have so much criticism for GMGM

Gary said...

Brashear's wearing an A tonight in Clark's absence.

keef said...

A for Awful

the deuce said...

Just imagine how many points he'd have if he actually had a sniper playing on his wing. I don't know, like OVECHKIN!! Hello, Hanlon -- anybody there. Glen?

keef said...

...um none? Because he can't pass the puck to save his life? How many times did he hand it right back last night on sloppy stick work?

I'm not saying we don't need him on the bench - and hell, he was looking ok earlier this season, but man...don't keep him on the third line.

keef said...

...unless you were referring to Nyles which now completely makes sense. :)

Lucas Aykroyd said...

It's pretty amazing that Nylander seems to be finally hitting his stride as an NHLer in his mid-30's.

He's established single-season highs in points for himself two years in a row (79 and 83), and he could match or beat those numbers this year.

Also, if you look at what Nylander did in the playoffs last year, 13 points represents 38 percent of his all-time output (34 points).

Speaking of those infamous circles of his, I remember watching him make some absolutely HUGE ones at the 2002 IIHF World Championship in Sweden, and the crowd ate it up.