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Has Justin Abdelkader Gotten The Piano Off His Back?

This past season, Justin Abdelkader finally broke out, scoring 23 goals and 44 points, including 10 goals in the month of March. At 28 years old, many feel that he's stepping into his prime and will become the power forward the Wings have longed for since Johan Franzen circa 2009. Only four players this season between the ages of 26 and 29 were able to score at least 20 goals and 40 points, record greater than 70 penalty minutes, and play more than 1200 minutes of ice time this season. It was Abdelkader, Brad Marchand, Blake Wheeler, and Andrew Ladd. That's not bad company to be in when we...

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