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A Very Good Year For Tomas Tatar In Montreal

from Marc Dumont at the Montreal Gazette,

His 16 goals and 38 points place him second (behind Max Domi) among Canadiens players in scoring, and he’s on pace to match his best single-season mark, 56 points, which he achieved in 2014-15 with the Detroit Red Wings.

Once we dig a little further into his numbers, his impact on the Canadiens this season becomes quite clear. He’s by far their most dominant forward in several key categories. He leads the team in shot share (59.2 per cent), scoring-chance share (58.9 per cent) and high-danger shot share (58.5 per cent). Consequently, while Tatar has been on the ice, the Canadiens have controlled 61 per cent of the goals, as well as over 65 per cent of the high-danger goals.

Those are elite underlying statistics, as well as high-end results. Not only was Tatar’s contract a worthy gamble, he is underpaid relative to the current market.

There are several factors that have led to Tatar’s resurgence, notably his usage, which has mostly consisted of playing on a line with Phillip Danault and Brendan Gallagher. Both are good players in their own right, but together, the trio tends to check all the boxes, including smart play, hard work, determination and, most importantly, talent.

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WingedRider's avatar

I wonder if this sudden change in every aspect with another team, mostly another coach is the reason.  II can’t see much else to blame it on.  Blame everything on Blashill, LOL.  He certainly talks and does things that are head scratchers.
Time to find out before next season.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 01/30/19 at 06:43 PM ET

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Yeah, cuz tats looked great as a healthy scratch in vegas

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/30/19 at 07:22 PM ET

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Posted by ilovehomers on 01/30/19 at 06:22 PM ET

Posted by MZ2215 on 01/31/19 at 08:09 AM ET

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Yeah, cuz tats looked great as a healthy scratch in vegas

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/30/19 at 06:22 PM ET

yeah of course that had nothing to do with trying to pick up a different system on a team on their way to a stanley cup final.

Posted by MZ2215 on 01/31/19 at 08:14 AM ET

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Good for Tats.

Yeah, cuz tats looked great as a healthy scratch in vegas

Grow up, you sad little person.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 01/31/19 at 09:42 AM ET

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