Apr 8, 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Claesson4Norris</b></div><div>So where is this comprehensive, overwhelming statistical evidence? Because as far as I can see they're pretty similar.</div></div>
Let's begin with the obvious
<strong>Points per 60 5v5</strong>
Thomas 2.15 (behind only O'Reilly on STL over the past two seasons)
Suzuki 1.44 (12th among MTL forwards, below Dale Weise and Jake Evans)
In fact, Thomas' 5v5A/60 is higher than Suzuki's 5v5P/60. And his 5v5P/60 last season was higher than: Aho, Matthews, Marner, Svech, Konecny, Barzal, Barkov, Scheifele... you get the idea.
On top of all that, Suzuki's most common linemates were Domi, Armia and Lehkonen. Who has been far and away Thomas' most common linemate? Bozak. Next most common? Maroon.
Do I even need to continue? Because I can. But seriously, there's not even a debate here, sir. For realsies.