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09-29-2003, 11:50 AM
Mighty Duck
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Originally Posted by txpd
Where have you seen this skill that Peat and Henry are supposed to have? Peat in 8 hockey seasons has scored more than 5 goals in an entire season once. Never as a pro. He had 7 shots on goal last year.
Some hockey players get that in a game. Many in a week. Peat's junior and minor league career makes a player like Trent Whitfield look like Wayne Gretzky. I like Henry. He plays hard, but shortly after the Caps got him they put him out on defense late in a game that the Caps had a
4-0 lead. Two Henry shifts later it was 4-2. He needs a tug boat to help him change direction. There is no comparison between players like Peat and Henry and Brashear. Brashear scored 12, 12, 18 in the qmjhl.
He also scored 38 goals in the AHL. Peat didn't have 12 goals in his junior career. YES, goon is a skill. But one is enough. How many teams dress two fighters for a game?
It is funny how you think they have no skill when there some players who get a ton of ice time, score few, if any goals and not just on the 4th line. Some of these players have played for several years, but their skill was measured in what they brought to the team. You may be misguided in your ability to evaluate talent by looking at the stat sheets to much. Some times mistakes are made when evaluating talent with tunnel vision, only looking at what they or you define as talent. This is were you win or lose. Maybe your team will win or maybe your team will lose.

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