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05-04-2010, 05:27 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Angeles
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Two of the Canucks PP goals were scored by defensemen in the series; both in game 4. One of them, Ehrhoff's goal, was scored after he had a huge amount of space to take his time, creep in, and score. Do you know who was originally in that space? Halpern was. He vacated that spot to drift toward the left wing boards as the puck was sent around, but couldn't get there in time and was stuck in no-man's land. The puck was sent back to Ehrhoff and Halpern was too far away to get back to him. Who do you put that goal against on, except for Halpern? That's just one goal I actually went back and checked on.
OK, now that I consider some evidence. Not enough, but good.
The point is that beyond that one goal, what did he do to prevent the others?
Last time I checked the stats don't say how many goals weren't scored because Halpern made a good play. That's why I don't like stats, they only tell one side of the story.
And as for only disliking stats when they don't jive with my point, hogwash. I never really use stats. I don't use them to support my points or discounts others'. I just don't care that much about them. Watching the games is more telling, and more fun.
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