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01-25-2010, 01:41 PM
NYR Sting
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Originally Posted by MSG the place to be View Post
OK tough guy. Lets see how hard it is to combat your juicy stats.

Blocked shots - A hustle stat; I definitely want Drury on the ice against opposing teams top lines because he blocks shots. Betts has played in 15 less games and gets less ice time. Not that it really matters - if you want to win the argument that Drury > Betts at shot blocking you can take it. As for Crosby, the day a smart Rangers fan wants Gaborik blocking shots is the day the Pens want Crosby blocking shots.

Giveaways - Technically giving the puck away has nothing to do with defense. If Chris Paul has a lot of turnovers can he not be a good defensive player? Similarly to Chris Paul in basketball, guys that have the ball (or in hockey who carry the puck) tend to have more turnovers. Chris Drury playing his style of 60 minutes of penalty kill dump it in hockey isnt going to turn the puck over like Crosby who actually attempts offense.
Here's a tip for future instances of debate: If you can't find a proper example in this sport to make your point, going to another sport doesn't help your argument in any way.

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