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01-04-2010, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by dookie88 View Post
There also goes a lot more than the +/- into a defensemen, it's a missleading stat more often than not.
How about this for a damning defensive stat?

............................GvA......TkA.....Ratio (Giveaway to Takeaway)
Mike Komisarek.......36.........7........5.143
Brian Rafalski..........37.........8........4.625
Brooks Orpik...........14.........6........2.333
Erik Johnson............28........25.......1.12
Jack Johnson...........11.........5.........2.2
Ryan Suter..............19........19.........1

Matt Carle...............31........20.......1.55

Carle would have the 3rd best Giveaway to Takeaway ratio on the team, the best +/- and the 3rd most points.

How can we not call this a snub?



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Originally Posted by dookie88 View Post
It will be played on NHL-rink size.
And you need some grit in your line-up, if anything that's what Burke knows.
And Johnson, Komisarek and Orpik aren't to slow for the NHL.
They are all playing top 4 roles on their respective nhl teams.
They might not be fast, but they aren't too slow.
That being said, Carle himself isn't exactly a speedster either.
Thanks for the clarification on the rink size, I don't know why I thought it was European rules. I also agree you need some grit on your team, but not at the expense of good defense or puck moving defensemen. Other than Rafalski and Suter there is noone that can handle a breakout.

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