Thread: News Article: Tough to grade Flyers this season
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01-03-2010, 11:39 AM
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Basically the article's logic is full of loopholes, fantastic idealizations for some players, and over-exaggerated problems for others.

It's always hard to make grades, but he seems to be doing a combination of grading players on result vs. expectation as well as just flat out grading their play.

You can't really combine both in one go and say, "Here, this is how so and so has played."

That's what leads to Michael Leighton being an A+. His play hasn't warranted such, but the sensationalism of a win streak along with a defense rallying fantastically in front of a weak goaltender has created this grade.

I think Michael Leighton has done a great job, but this article suggests it was because he's magically turned into some solid goaltender which is far from the truth.

There's other problems as well. He rewards Leighton for basically only playing 5 games. You think he would've won much a month ago? How many other players on this list were dropped because they haven't played enough games?

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