Best Penalty Killing Potential UFA Defensemen...
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06-21-2008, 01:52 PM
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If you can read - check the PK times... Lebda barely played any PK time. Same with Stuart.
I'm not saying these are PK rankings. If you can understand basic math, I'm staying these are PKGA/60 stats. Quality of competition also needs to be taken into account, but in general if you play the most minutes on your team you are playing against the opposition's best PP players.
The stats confirm Souray/Staios/Gilbert are miles better than Greene/Smid on the PK. Chelios/Lidstrom appear to be better PKers than Lilja. Kronwall is on the border in terms of PK/SH time.
With elite d-men you can shelter weaker d-men underneath. Without Lidstrom + Rafalski, D-men like Stuart would get exposed. In 05-06, Pronger sheltered MAB. He also allowed Staios + Smith to play against weaker forwards.
And my point is I dont need to read a stupid stat list to know that Lilja would be a top 2 Dman PKer on any other team. He was in Detroits top 3 for PKing Dmen, behind only Chelios who is a PK specialist and Lidstrom who is the best at everything defense related.
I dont care what that stat list says when it doesnt bring into account # of times a team had to be shorthanded (naturally a team that is shorthanded more often is going to have a team average of PKing time higher than others), who youre defensive forwards are on the PK, who your PK pair is on defense, etc.
According to your little stat happy sheet there, I should take Steve Staios over Lidstrom on the PK every day of the week. Good for idiots that rely on numbers and dont actually watch the game (not you, but people in general).
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