It’s been bugging me lately that Alex Plante hasn’t been scoring like he did a year ago. He’s at least playing now (missed last game, back this one) and I know he’s no longer paired with Karl Alzner but really after a pretty big offensive season a year ago (8-30-38 in 58gp) you’d think the guy would be doing a little better.
Plante’s apparently got a condition that is affecting him alot (sciatic nerve) plus he’s had a bad charley horse, a concussion and goodness knows what else.
The problem as I see it is that he’s no longer on the powerplay. Last season he went 6-21-27 with the man advantage so when we take those numbers out we get a much clearer indication about his real offensive output season over season:
- 05-06EV: 54gp, 1-3-4
- 06-07EV: 58gp, 2-9-11
- 07-08EV: 16gp, 1-1-2
Looks like he’s right on target.