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09-20-2003, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by igor
I think you're wrong, Lowetide. And the results speak loudly.

I had thought the same thing inutitively. Somehow a couple brutal defensive plays by York while playing the point really stuck in my head. And coloured my opinion. Incorrectly as it turns out.

Then I was flipping through some stats and noticed of the Oilers and noticed that this team was far more likely to score when Marchant or York were on the powerplay. Which didn't make much sense, since clearly Comrie and Carter, maybe even Brewer, have better powerplay skills.

Break it down further and you realize it is because those were the two forwards who played the point. And the team as a whole just did a lot better on the powerplay when they used four forwards.

Watch a few powerplays after that and it starts becoming apparent why.

But how do you subtract York/Marchant PP points when they're playing up front from the ones they got as PP point men? I'm not doubting you, just wondering aloud.

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