Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:56 AM
The problem with this 'puck-luck' approach is that you are never 'due'. Just because someone is a career 13% shooter, does not mean that he has to regress to that mean following a bad season. He can just as well have another bad season. This is because we are talking about human beings, who's skills and bodies degrade over time, and who also deal with team dynamics/coaching/lines and so forth. This isnt a a pair of dice. Maybe in the long term he averages out to 13%, but how many poor seasons do you want to put up with?
Basically what I'm saying. Ryder has had back-to-back seasons of low goal production before (I pointed out the Boston seasons). I'm definitely not banking on him becoming a 25+ guy next season due to things possibly "evening out". I think the Devils should move him (and I've only really just started to feel that way, but I've had enough).
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