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05-26-2009, 07:26 PM
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NHL.com. Under stats you can find just about anything there including time on ice for players.
I don't think stats are the best way to judge Ranger. He didn't put up big numbers in junior, heck in the year he was drafted he didn't score a goal. He cracked 40 points in his fourth year with Oshawa. If he can put up 30-35 points that's fine. He shouldn't and will never be a PP QB on a top PP unit. Ideally he's on a 2nd PP unit. I'm more concerned with his game in his own end and his puck moving ability. If he does well in those two areas, offensive contributions are a nice bonus. I don't expect him to be putting up Boyle numbers, nor do I judge defensemen solely by their stats.
Agreed, Ranger is much more important with his first pass, PK work, 2nd PPQB combined. He doesnt standout really in many areas. But instead the package of smarts, speed and general play. And hopefully that will keep his contract cost down when he renews
I still dont know how he resigned for that little.
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