He does not play with the Sedin's consistantly, tonight was the first night they had been toghether as a whole line.
I was one of the few posters who always stuck up for Sammy, and am glad to see him doing good.
People are also incorrect with their statements of him never giving us this type of production, as before tonight's game he would be on pace for 53 points, 1 more than he would have had prorated for 82 games his first season with us and the exact same his second. Given his increase in TOI, it isn't anything remarkable or unexpected... at least to me.
EDIT: If you gave Hudler Sammuelsson's minutes he would be on pace for 70+ points, and that is not even taking into account the superior linemate effect (Kesler+Mason>Sammy+Flip)
Not wrong at all. He regularly plays with the Sedins.
it's cognitive dissonance. Posters like Crymson try to find excuses on why something isn't going the Wings' way to make themselves feel better and to make the wings look always in the right.. They make up circumstances that would seemingly be beyond the Wings organization control(ie playing with the Sedin twins) as a scapegoat. What's even sadder is they usually don't even come out and admit when they're wrong. Whatever, truth is, he simply turned out to be a damn clutch player and the wings sure as hell are not the same without him. I will be the first to admit that I grossly underestimated his importance.
God forbid you preface something like goals scored by mentioning that he's playing alongside the second highest point getter in the league this season. I mean that's just absurd.
No one is saying Sammy is s***. But saying his play hasn't been inflated at all by the Sedins is just as absurd.
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