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09-24-2003, 07:45 AM
Mathieu Lavergne
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Originally Posted by Mike8
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.
Great post

Originally Posted by 8b

Stats are facts, maybe not the only aspect of the game, but surely one clear thing to look at.
Your point per ice time is meaningless, it doesn't even consider things such as PK time. It may be a fact but a fact that doesn't prove much. Most of those center had more ice time simply because they are more useful to their team, reliable etc than Perreault, they go in the corners and they play defense, something Perreault do not, making them better and more valuable to their team. I could say Andy Delmore is a GREAT defenseman...based on offensive production but the fact is, Delmore is nothing more than a powerplay specialist. What happens on the scoresheet is only a part of evaluating a player, what happens on the ice tells you significantly more on them.

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