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With or without you - 3-31-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

This list was kind of born out of inspiration from this list we spotted on TSN of teams' records with certain players in and out of the lineup. We decided to take a look at all 36 players, other than goaltenders, who have suited up for the Penguins this season, and figure out the team's record with and without them regardless how or when they left or joined the roster. So in other words, if a player such as Connor James played only one game with the team this season, compared that record to the other 75 games the team has played this season:

Player Record With, Points,
Point Percentage
Record Without, Points
Point Percentage
Point Percentage
Difference
Ben Lovejoy 0-2-0, 0, .000 41-25-8, 90, .608 +.608
Connor James 0-1-0, 0, .000 41-26-8, 90, .600 +.600
Sidney Crosby 36-27-8, 80, .563 5-0-0, 10, 1.000 +.437
Rob Scuderi 40-27-8, 88, .587 1-0-0, 2, 1.000 +.413
Dustin Jeffrey 5-9-0, 10, .357 36-18-8, 80, .645 +.288
Tim Wallace 6-10-0, 12, .375 35-17-8, 78, .650 +.275
Miroslav Satan 33-26-6, 72, .554 8-1-2, 18, .818 +.264
Ryan Whitney 11-15-2, 24, .429 30-12-6, 66, .688 +.259
Alex Goligoski 21-20-4, 46, .511 20-7-4, 44, .709 +.198
Matt Cooke 37-26-7, 81, .579 4-1-1, 9, .750 +.171
Philippe Boucher 10-11-2, 22, .478 31-16-6, 68, .642 +.164
Jeff Taffe 4-4-0, 8, .500 37-23-8, 82, .603 +.103
Ryan Stone 1-1-0, 2, .500 40-26-8, 88, .595 +.095
Chris Minard 10-9-1, 21, .525 31-18-7, 69, .616 +.091
Petr Sykora 38-26-6, 82, .586 3-1-2, 8, .667 +.081
Brooks Orpik 39-26-8, 86, .589 2-1-0, 4, .667 +.078
Paul Bissonnette 7-6-1, 15, .536 34-21-7, 75, .604 +.068
Kris Letang 36-24-8, 80, .588 5-3-0, 10, .625 +.037
Bill Thomas 8-6-2, 18, .563 33-21-6, 72, .600 +.037
Janne Pesonen 4-3-0, 8, .571 37-24-8, 82, .594 +.023
Luca Caputi 3-2-0, 6, .600 38-25-8, 84, .592 -.008
Mark Eaton 35-22-6, 76, .603 6-5-2, 14, .538 -.065
Ruslan Fedotenko 33-20-6, 72, .610 8-7-2, 18, .529 -.081
Maxime Talbot 38-24-8, 84, .600 3-3-0, 6, .500 -.100
Mike Zigomanis 13-5-4, 30, .682 28-22-8, 64, .552 -.130
Pascal Dupuis 36-21-8, 80, .615 5-6-0, .10, .455 -.160
Eric Godard 38-23-7, 83, .610 3-4-1, 7, .438 -.172
Darryl Sydor 5-1-2, 12, .750 36-26-6, 78, .574 -.176
Sergei Gonchar 13-3-3, 29, .744 28-24-5, 61, .535 -.209
Hal Gill 35-16-6, 76, .667 6-9-2, 14, .412 -.255
Bill Guerin 8-1-2, 18, .818 33-26-6, 72, .554 -.264
Chris Kunitz 11-1-2, 24, .857 30-25-6, 66, .541 -.316
Tyler Kennedy 36-17-8, 80, .656 5-10-0, 10, .333 -.323
Craig Adams 4-0-1, 9, .400 37-27-7, 81, .570 -.333
Evgeni Malkin 41-27-8, 90, .592 NA NA
Jordan Staal 41-27-8, 90, .592 NA NA

We're not sure what you can really get from these numbers (other than a headache in our case). Considering, Ben Lovejoy and Craig Adams are on opposite ends of this list, there's really too much to it. We supposed if you were an insecure fan from a certain Southeast Division defending champion, you could point to the third name on it and add some lyrics to some stupid song you made. Or if you're Hal Gill's agent, you can't brag about how your client offers a 25 percent better chance of winning.

Us? We just wanted a reason to post an old U2 video.

Empty Netter Assists are on the way. This list took a long while to put together.

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