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11-21-2008, 10:57 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Andrews
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He's a lot better defensively than Upshall is but worse offensively. Which frankly I think is a very good thing. If Upshall were a defensive forward instead of just an energy guy who can chip in 30pts a season this team would be better off.
Of our regulars, Upshall has the lowest GAON/60 at 1.72 to this point in the season. The year before, the only players on the team better than him in this stat were Dowd, Kapanen, and Coburn amongst the regulars.
Interestingly, Riley Cote is very good in this stat both years...again proving how quality he is in his role for this team.
My point being, Upshall deserves some serious credit defensively...as the opposition doesn't score when he's on the ice.
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