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09-24-2003, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by 8b
And yes, points is not the only matter. But you must agree that a player who makes more points within the same time may have more offensive skills, right? Maybe his lack of defensive play is not that bad considering he is good on offense and he wins face off (the best). This guy is valuable and you don't see it, like many others but I do.

Remember that the main goal of a player is to score goals, so points do matter.
No, I disagree. Perreault racks up more points because he ignores the defensive aspects of the game. Madden and Peca rack up less points because they focus on the defensive aspects of the game.

There is not a main goal of a player. That's the mindset that results in Perreault being a poor system player. If there is a 'main goal' it should be that they're not a liability to their team; that they're capable of playing the team's system and being productive from within it. If they can't play the system, then they're compromising the system and we see it break down as we have many times over the past few years.

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