Which trio would you rather have?
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11-16-2008, 02:21 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Would you rather have the better player or the more effective player on the ice? And what is the difference?
The Caps trio is +45. The Detroit trio is +13. The Detroit trio scores a lot of goals but gives up a lot of goals. The Caps trio scores more goals and gives up less. It's not even close.
Ovechkin has been on the ice for 20 ES goals scored and 3 ES goals allowed (+17). Do you realize how ridiculous that number is? If he were to sustain even half that ratio for an entire season, he would be guaranteed the Selke.
Well thankfully that isn't the determining factor for the selke. Also consider how terrible Detroit's defense has been this season. (If you watch the games you will know that defensive breakdowns are a huge cause for such a low +/-, not the forwards) The reason Detroit has been winning games is BECAUSE the offense has been doing so well.
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