Player Valuation: £750k
I think it's a big stat for Ice Hockey (might be wrong sport) but pretty much for those exact reasons you mentioned.Yeah pre assists seem.like dumb stats but not in James' case.
He usually makes a killer pass into the box that leaves the defenses with their pants down. Easy cross for a tap in. He does it with Digne, he did it with Coleman, he does it all the time.
When he makes those passes, I fully expect a goal. I know it doesn't show in the stats, but it is what he does for us.
Killer ball through, reciever plays simple square ball for the eventual scorer.
On review, James' contribution was perhaps more telling.