FHL: The Grizzled One
This year, however, things are different. Lemieux hasn't seemed quite his old self, perhaps the result of his injury or his 40 years of age. Whatever the cause, he has just seven goals, 20 points and a miserable minus-16 in 22 games. Did you know that not once in any season in which he played at least 15 games did Lemieux finish with worse than a point-per-game pace? I'm not betting he snaps the streak this year, but on a team as potent as Pittsburgh's -- it's deeper than its 18th ranking in goals per game (2.96) shows -- he should be a lot more productive than this. Pittsburgh might be the worst place in the league to be for plus-minus, and Lemieux is taking an unusually low 3.1 shots per game. He's proving to be much more risk than reward, and is the kind of guy you should probably pawn off if you can.
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