THIS IS THE BIG-TICKET
item. In order to justify mortgaging part of the future, the incoming player must enhance the scoring power of the team immediately. Since the start of 2011-12, Pacioretty has outscored Kane in points 391-267 and goals 204-140. In points per game, Pacioretty is 0.80 and Kane is 0.66. Most contenders want a significant newcomer to enhance their power play. Since 2011, Pacioretty has scored 45 power play goals while Kane has registered 22. Pacioretty is adept playing the half-wall and the point on the power play as well as working the front of the net. Kane is basically a net-front presence. Pacioretty remains the focal point for his team. He’s the first-line left winger, plays the bulk of every power play and kills penalties. Kane still kills penalties but lost his spot on the first power play unit.