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The Value of Anze Kopitar

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Don't fret over the slow starts of these players

A lot of poolies play with the power play points category but a lot also just play with power play goals.

There can be a huge difference in value when playing each of the categories. The following players have good or very good value in power play points but very little or none in power play goals.

The following players have yet to score but have piled up at least eight assists.

Anze Kopitar - 16

Mikko Koivu - 13

Alex Goligoski- 10

The next group have one goal:

Brad Boyes - 12

Henrik Sedin - 11

Kris Letang - 10

Sergei Gonchar - 9

Loui Eriksson - 8

Christian Ehrhoff -8

Marek Zidlicky - 8

Marian Gaborik - 7

Slava Voynov -7

Martin Erat - 7

Lubomir Visnovsky - 7

Just to let you know, in pools that use just power play goals, Martin Brodeur has more value than Anze Kopitar.

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ANAHEIM

Ryan Getzlaf: 13 points in 112:19 minutes of power play time.

Corey Perry:  Nine points in 111:59.

Francois Beauchemin: Six points in 92:54.

Teemu Selanne: Seven points in 92:321

Bobby Ryan: Six points in 85:30.

Cam Fowler: Four points in 79:58.

The Ducks were 1-10 this week and are 26-125 this season. Cam Fowler with his first of the season, scored. Getzlaf and Perry drew the assists.

BOSTON

Zdeno Chara: Four points in 106:34 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Seguin: Six points in 98:51.

David Krejci: Seven points in 95:36.

Nathan Horton: One point in 88:34.

Milan Lucic: Two points in 85:34.

Patrice Bergeron: Four points in 80:52.

The Bruins were 1-8 this week and are now 17-114 this season. Brad Marchand scored with Chara picking up the assist.

BUFFALO

Christian Ehrhoff: Nine points in 160:42 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Ennis: 13 points in 155:25.

Steve Ott: Three points in 125:36.

Thomas Vanek: 13 points in 122:27.

Cody Hodgson: Five points in121:35.

Drew Stafford: Two points in 96:50.

The Sabres were 4-10 this week and are 22-159 this season. Hodgson scored twice while Vanek had a goal and an assist. Mark Pysyk had the other goal with Ehrhoff and Ennis picking up three assists apiece.

CALGARY

Dennis Wideman: 13 points in 155:31 minutes of power play time.

Michael Cammalleri: 15 points in 123:10.

Alex Tanguay: Nine points in 120:41.

Curtis Glencross: Six points in 105:45.

Jiri Hudler: Eight points in 104:46.

Mark Giordano: Three points in 97:30.

The Flames were 3-9 this week and are 31-150 this season. Michael Cammalleri had a goal and an assist with Mark Cundari amd Hudler also finding the back of the net. T.J. Brodie had a pair of assists. Giordano also had an assist.

CAROLINA                                                                                             

Eric Staal: Nine points in 163:46 minutes of power play time.

Alexander Semin: Nine points in 156:47.

Jiri Tlusty: Seven points in 120:02.

Jeff Skinner: Eight points in 113:09.

Jordan Staal: Seven points in 107:47.

Justin Faulk: Three points in 93:19.

The Hurricanes were 1-12 this week and are 23-159 thus far. Eric Staal scored with Faulk and Tlusty assisting.

CHICAGO

Patrick Kane: 17 points in 131:15 minutes of power play time.

Duncan Keith: Eight points in 123:06.

Jonathan Toews: Six points in 121:00.

Nick Leddy: Eight points in 118:46.

Brent Seabrook: Seven points in 102:29.

Marian Hossa: Six points in 100:16.

Chicago was 4-11 this week and are 25-143 this season. Seabrook scored twice and Keith chipped in with a goal and an assist. Hossa also scored while Kane had three helpers and Leddy had a pair. Toews and Viktor Stalberg also had assists.

COLORADO

P. A. Parenteau: 12 points in 131:21 minutes of power play time.

Matt Duchene: Eight points in 125:12.

Jamie McGinn: Seven points in 104:15.

Paul Stastny: Nine points in 102:08.

Gabriel Landeskog: Two points in 84:01.

John Mitchell: Two points in 81:56.

The Avs were 2-9 this week, giving them a 19-132 season thus far. McGinn had both goals with Stastny, Ryan O'Reilly and Stefan Elliott assisting.

COLUMBUS

Jack Johnson: Seven points in 154:53 minutes of power play time.

Fedor Tyutin: Four points in 129:14.

R.J. Umberger: Five points in 126:06.

Vaclav Prospal: Six points in 121:47.

James Wisniewski: Five points in 93:33.

Ryan Johansen: One point in 90:32.

The Blue Jackets were 1-8 this week to give them a 19-149 mark this season. Mark Letestu found the back of the net with Brandon Dubinsky and Tyutin drawing assists.

DALLAS

Loui Eriksson: Nine points in 143:59 minutes of power play time.

Alex Goligoski: 10 points in 126:48.

Erik Cole: Two points in 126:44.

Jamie Benn: Nine points in 125:10.

Ray Whitney: 10 points in 103:42.

Trevor Daley: Three points 91:11.

The Stars were 1-13 this week and are 27-162 thus far this season.  Cole was the only Dallas Star to score with Stephane Robidas and Eriksson picking up assists.

DETROIT

Niklas Kronwall: 13 points in 160:55 minutes of power play time.

Henrik Zetterberg: 18 points in 159:40.

Pavel Datsyuk: 14 points in 151:09.

Johan Franzen: 10 points in 127:53.

Damien Brunner: Eight points in 121:49.

Daniel Cleary: Five points in 113:41.

Detroit was 0-8 this week and now are 29-168 this season.

EDMONTON

Justin Schultz: 14 points in 139:34 minutes of power play time.

Jordan Eberle: Nine points in 138:36.

Taylor Hall: 14 points in 127:41.

Sam Gagner: 14 points in 126:03.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: 11 points in 121:33.

Nail Yakupov: Nine points in 106:37.

The Oilers were 1-9 in the last seven days and are 33-156 overall.  Shawn Horcoff tickled the twine with Nugent-Hopkins and Hall setting him up.

FLORIDA

Brian Campbell: 16 points in 175:56 minutes of power play time.

Tomas Fleischmann: 12 points in 112:04.

Jonathan Huberdeau: Nine points in 109:00.

Peter Mueller: Four points in 96:30.

Tomas Kopecky: Nine points in 93:12.

Dmitry Kulikov: Six points in 81:49.

The Panthers were 2-10 this week and are 28-136 this season. Marcel Goc led the way with a goal and an assist and Kulikov, who is out for the remainder of the season, also found the back of the net. Fleischmann had a pair of assists with Campbell also picking up an assist.

LOS ANGELES

Drew Doughty: 10 points in 135:10 minutes of power play time.

Dustin Brown: 13 points in 124:03.

Anze Kopitar: 16 points in 121:42.

Jeff Carter: 10 points in 119:50.

Mike Richards: 15 points in 118:42.

Justin Williams: Six points in 95:47.

The Kings were 3-12 this week and are 33-162 this season. Doughty, Brown and Jacob Muzzin scored with Kopitar picking up two assists. Carter, Williams, Slava Voynov and Richards also had assists.

MINNESOTA

Ryan Suter: 15 points in 172:30 minutes of power play time.

Mikko Koivu: 13 points in 159:30.

Zach Parise: 13 points in 156:36.

Jared Spurgeon: Seven points in 112:43.

Dany Heatley: Seven points in 109:20.

Devin Setoguchi: Five points in 91:23.

The Wild were 1-7 this week and are 26-145 this season. Parise scored with Jason Pominville  and Suter picking up the assists.

MONTREAL

Andrei Markov: 22 points in 214:59 minutes of power play time.

P.K. Subban: 25 points in 181:40.

Brian Gionta: Seven points in 132:10.

David Desharnais: Five points in 130:02.

Tomas Plekanec: 15 points in 129:36.

Michael Ryder: 17 points in 128:38.

The Canadiens were 3-20 this week and are now 40-189. Max Pacioretty had a goal and an assist and Gionta and Brendan Gallagher also found the back of the net. Subban had a couple of assists with Plekanec, Ryder and Yannick Weber also assisting.

NASHVILLE

Shea Weber: 10 points in 166:00 minutes of power play time.

Roman Josi: Six points in 128:37.

Mike Fisher: Five points in 96:00.

David Legwand: Four points in 86:25.

Craig Smith: Six points in 78:59.

Sergei Kostitsyn: Three points in 72:22.

The Predators were 0-7 this week, giving Nashville 22-132 on the power play this season.

NEW JERSEY

Ilya Kovalchuk: 12 points in 188:49 minutes of power play time.

Marek Zidlicky: Nine points in 165:13.

David Clarkson: Seven points in 162:54.

Patrik Elias: 12 points in 161:23.

Travis Zajac: Three points in 140:27.

Adam Henrique: Four points in 106:29.

The Devils were 1-12 this week and are now 25-165. Elias scored with Peter Harrold assisting.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Mark Streit: 11 points in 170:47 minutes of power play time.

John Tavares: 16 points in 154:57.

Brad Boyes: 13 points in 149:52.

Matt Moulson: 15points in 149:51.

Lubomir Visnovsky: Eight points in 108:03.

Frans Nielsen: 10 points in 93:43.

The Islanders were 3-16 this week and are now 31-149 this season with the man-advantage. Streit, Moulson and Michael Grabner scored with Boyes, Visnovsky, Andrew MacDonald, Nielsen and Kyle Okposo drawing assists.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Brad Richards: Eight points in 138:02 minutes of power play time.

Ryan Callahan: Eight points in 131:53.

Rick Nash: Nine points in 127: 19.

Michael Del Zotto: Seven points in 125:52.

Derek Stepan: 10 points in 124:21.

Daniel Girardi: Two points in 89:15.

The Rangers were 3-16 this week and are 23-141 this season.  Ryan Callahan was in on all three goals with a goal and two assists while Nash had one and one and Derick Brassard also scored. Del Zotto, Richards and Stepan had assists.

OTTAWA

Sergei Gonchar: 10 points in 145:22 minutes of power play time.

Daniel Alfredsson: Nine points in 91in 122:56.

Kyle Turris: Nine points in 114:09.

Patrick Wiercioch: Nine points in 92:14.

Mika Zibanejad: Four points in 70:39.

Jakob Silfverberg: Three points in 70:37.

The Senators were 0-9 this week and are now 23-139.

PHILADELPHIA

Kimmo Timonen: 17 points in 171:22 minutes of power play time.

Claude Giroux: 21 points in 167:57.

Jakub Voracek: 17 points in 163:09.

Wayne Simmonds: 16 points in 135:35.

Brayden Schenn: Nine points in 109:14.

Daniel Briere: Five points in 92:59.

The Flyers were 3-14 in the last seven days and are now 36-163 this season. Scott Hartnell potted two goals and Timonen had a goal and an assist. Giroux had two assists, with Simmonds and Voracek picking up one each. 

PHOENIX

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Seven points in 161:56 minutes of power play time.

Keith Yandle: Seven points in 148:44.

Mikkel Boedker: Seven points in 121:36.

Shane Doan: Two points in 119:11.

Antoine Vermette: Two points  in 107:57.

Martin Hanzal: Seven points in 103:31.

The Coyotes were 1-19 this week and are 22-153 this season. Radim Vrbata  potted the only power play goal this week for the Coyotes with Ekman-Larsson and Hanzal drawing the assists.

PITTSBURGH

Chris Kunitz: 16 points in 169:47 minutes of power play time.

Sidney Crosby: 17 points in 157:04.

James Neal: 14 points in 157:01.

Kris Letang: 11 points in 152:34.

Evgeni Malkin: 15 points in 129:15.

Paul Martin: Eight points in 106:34.

The Penguins were 4-13this week and are 38-156 this season. Jarome Iginla had two goals with Letang picking up a goal and two helpers. Brandon Sutter also scored while Jussi Jokinen and Kunitz picked up a pair of assists.  Beau Bennett also had a helper.

ST. LOUIS

Alex Pietrangelo: Six points in 122:47 minutes of power play time.

Kevin Shattenkirk: Nine points in 115:50.

David Perron: Six points in 111:26.

Patrik Berglund: Five points in 104:13.

David Backes: Five points in 104:01.

Chris Stewart: 10 points in 102:23.

The Blues were 1-12 and are 25-137 this season. Stewart was the only Blue to score with assists going to Pietrangelo and Steen.

SAN JOSE

Dan Boyle: 13 points in 155:07 minutes of power play time.

Joe Thornton: 21 points in 153:32.

Patrick Marleau: 14 points in 150:43.

Logan Couture: 12 points in 144:59.

Joe Pavelski: 11 points in 139:25.

Martin Havlat: Three points in 87:32.

The Sharks were 3-8 this week and are 33-165. Couture, Pavelski and Matt Irwin scored while Thornton had two assists. Boyle, Marleau and Irwin also had assists.

TAMPA BAY

Steve Stamkos: 18 points in 170:18 minutes of power play time.

Martin St. Louis: 20 points in 163:40.

Teddy Purcell: 13 points in 153:16.

Matt Carle: Five points in 117:09.

Vincent Lecavalier: Nine points in 110:08.

Sami Salo: Seven points in 101:54.

The Lightning were 2-5 and are now 31-156.  Stamkos and Richard Panik scored while St. Louis, Salo, Alex Killorn and Victor Hedman had assists.

TORONTO

Dion Phaneuf: 15 points in 151:09 minutes of power play time.

Phil Kessel: 20 points in 146:41.

Tyler Bozak: Nine points in 133:37.

James van Riemsdyk: Six points in 125:41.

Cody Franson: 12 points in 114:38.

Nazem Kadri: Eight points in 97:30.

The Maple Leafs were 4-13 this week and are 30-156 this season. Kessel was in on all four with a goal and three assists while Franson had a goal and two helpers. Phaneuf had a goal and an assist and van Riemsdyk also scored. Bozak and Jake Gardiner finished the scoring with an assist.

VANCOUVER

Daniel Sedin: 12 points in 163:13 minutes of power play time.

Henrik Sedin: 12 points in 161:49.

Alexander Edler: 10 points in 152:12.

Alex Burrows: Three points in 122:55.

Jason Garrison: Four points in 102:23.

Dan Hamhuis: Five points in 97:43.

The Canucks were 4-13 this week and are now 23-153. Edler scored twice with Ryan Kesler and Garrison scoring as well. Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin had a couple of assists each with Mason Raymond, Hamhuis and Kevin Bieksa also assisting. 

WASHINGTON

Alex Ovechkin: 25 points in 210:24 minutes of power play time.

Nicklas Backstrom: 18 points in 164:30

Mike Ribeiro: 25 points in 158:01.

Troy Brouwer: 15 points in 151:53.

Mike Green: 11 points in 130:37.

John Carlson: Five points in 106:21.

The Capitals were 4-12 this week and are 41-157 this season  Green assisted on all four goals while Ribeiro was in on three. Ovechkin had two goals and an assist with Backstrom and Marcus Johansson picking up one.

WINNIPEG

Dustin Byfuglien: Nine points in 142:53 minutes of power play time.

Andrew Ladd: Six points in 119:43.

Blake Wheeler: Seven points in 114:49.

Bryan Little: Five points in 112:28.

Evander Kane: Three points in 108:09.

Olli Jokinen: One point in 105:16.

The Jets were 3-12 this week and are 19-137 on the season. Ladd had a goal and an assist with Little and Paul Postma also scoring. Wheeler had a couple of assists and Grant Clitsome had one.

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