Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Player Evaluations: Centers

Player Evaluations: Centers

##87 Sidney Crosby
Season Stats: 81 Games Played, 51 Goals, 58 Assists, 109 Points, +15
Playoff Stats: 13 Games Played, 6 Goals, 13 Assists, 19 Points, +6
The 22 year old Crosby exceeded everyone's expectations by scoring 51 goals in the regular season. He is an Art Ross candidate and a legitimate contender to win the award. Grade: A+
#71 Evgeni Malkin
Season Stats: 67 Games Played, 28 Goals, 49 Assists, 77 Points, -6
Playoff Stats: 13 Games Played, 5 Goals, 6 Assists, 11 Points, 0
Malkin performed below expectations during the regular season producing the lowest point total in his career. However, he did miss 15 games. We hope he rebounds next season. Grade: B
 #11 Jordan Staal
Season Stats: 82 Games Played, 21 Goals, 28 Assists, 49 Points, +19
Playoff Stats: 11 Games Played, 3 Goals, 2 Assists, 5 Points, -4
Staal repeated his point total from last season, but he led the Penguins in plus/minus. He showed some toughness throughout the playoffs. Good numbers for a third liner. Grade: B+
#25 Max Talbot
Season Stats: 45 Games Played, 2 Goals, 5 Assists, 7 Points, -9
Playoff Stats: 13 Games Played, 2 Goals, 4 Assists, 6 Points, +1
Talbot missed  37 games with an injury and really did not make a huge impact like he did last season. He did go on to score two goals in the playoffs. Grade: C
#48 Tyler Kennedy
Season Stats: 64 Games Played, 13 Goals, 12 Assists, 25 Points, +10
Playoff Stats: 10 Games Played, 0 Goals, 0 Assists, 0 Points, -6
Kennedy missed some time as well but did manage to score 13 goals, 2 short of his total last year. In the playoffs, he did not register a single point. Grade: C-


#17 Mike Rupp
Season Stats: 81 Games Played, 13 Goals, 6 Assists, 19 Points, +5
Playoff Stats: 11 Games Played, 0 Goals, 0 Assists, 0 Points, 0
Rupp enjoyed a healthy season and had a career high in goals off of Pittsburgh's fourth line. He did not register a single point in the playoffs, but was very physical. Grade: B-


These grades were based on expectations, numbers etc.



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