At the half-way point of a full length season, 41 games in, and with an eminent scratch from tonight's game against the Penguins, It comes time to reevaluate Lucic. Just what do we have in this guy? Is he as bad as everyone thinks? I've previously defended Lucic in light of his off-season physique as among the league's power forward elite, but does he belong there going forward?
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The assumption that a player who doesn't score is playing poorly is based on faulty logic. In reality, it's not THAT surprising that Phil Kessel has yet to score any goals this season [six games in]. Not because he's a lazy American without any talent but because that's just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.
About 8.5 % of the time, he scores 5 or more goals in the 6 game stretch.