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04-05-2009, 09:23 PM
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Kyle McMahon
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post


Every Selke winner is snapped up in the ATD but a Yelle never is. You have just explained to me what the mentality might be around here.

A defenseive defenseman who scores not at all is highly respected in the ATD, but a 12th forward who is defensive and scores not at all is unworthy.
Shake your head all you like.

First off, Stephane Yelle, in his prime, was not a 4th liner. He was an excellent 3rd liner on one of the elite teams of his generation. The difference between him and Laperriere (closer to a 4th liner) is leaps and bounds. And the difference between Yelle and a Mike Peca or Jere Lehtinen (the Selke winners you are perhaps alluding to?) is leaps and bounds.

HUGE difference between a defensive defenseman who gets snapped up in the ATD and a 12th forward in today's NHL. It's not like Brad Marsh and Steve Staios are going in the ATD. If they were, maybe you'd have a point. A 12th forward is the equivalent of a 6th defenseman. How many 6th defensemen from a 30-team league have gone in the ATD before?

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