I never said anything about Nash he doesn't have linemates as good as Hossa, had in Atlanta or Lang in Washington. I said sometimes. In my reply not only did I mention Lang as an example but also Kozlov and Hossa himself, there have been many other examples. Kariya and Selanne going to the powerhouse Avs in 03-04 is a couple of other prime examples (both scoring much more in previous and subsequent years with much weaker teams). Everyone thought Selanne was over the hill and done but here he is almost a decade later still scoring a lot more than he did that year.
By YOUR logic Parise and Semin aren't as "dynamic as they used to be" and "obviously past their prime"
If Detroit gets him Parise probably won't score as much with the Wings, he has great linemates on the Devils, even though Detroit has a more skilled defense, he won't play over 21 mins a game with the Wings
Do me a favor and do a quick check of Hossa's numbers and then get back to me. The guy had 80+ points for four straight seasons with two different teams. He peaked at 100 points in 2006. In the six years since that time he's never broken 80 and has generally been in the 50-60 points range.
It's not like he's having a down year. By his own standard he's had six down years in a row with three different teams. Your assertion that somehow the team is to blame for his decrease in production is absurd.
When Zach Parise plays for three different teams over the course of six years and never reaches his current average then I'll say he's past his prime too. Until then, keep reaching.
Note: The first two 80+ points seasons for Hossa were with the Senators. The first year (2003) they won the President's Trophy and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. The following year they were the fifth seed in the East. So it's not like he was playing for a s***ty team.
Edited by kipwinger, 25 May 2012 - 10:15 PM.
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