GDT: Preds @ Kings - 10.23.07
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10-25-2007, 01:13 PM
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Have you watched the guy play? I mean 35 assists in 155 games pretty much speak for themselves. If he "makes plays" it seems as he wouldnt have such 4th line stats. Yes, he is a "sniper", not that great of one, but if you had to label him, i guess thats about all that you can label him with. And not that good of a defensive player? Man, i guess all those games that ive seen him on the checking line must have been a dream. A -3 career over 155 games is pretty good representative of that.
So now you are equating playmaking with getting on the scoresheet.
You are also equating defensive play based on plus/minus. Paul Kariya is a +48 lifetime player. Does that make him a good defensive player or defensively responsible?
It seems to me that you are the one who hasn't watched him play, but rather simply looked at NHL.com stats.
They are not similar players and have a different approach.
Anyway, since you wouldn't take Prucha and claim that he's a defensive responsible player in the mold of Hartnell (without the size of course), which player would you rather have instead? Fiddler? Tootoo?
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