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11-29-2010, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by DUHockey9 View Post
I hear you Jester, but are you implying you don't think they are good, or just that they aren't as good as +/- indicates? Because I think they've been very good. I love having a 3rd pairing that doesn't cause heart attacks. (It's the dollars that are the cause of my hesitance.)
They're not +58 good.

The other day, O'Donnell's GAON/60 was at 0.40. That is an absurd number. It's risen above 1 in the last week.

I'm also going to go ahead and predict that Mike Richards won't remain one of our worst even strength defensive players by the end of the year (currently, the only F with a higher GAON/60 rate is Carcillo -- the only minus player on the team).

Our 5 best players statistically on D at 5 on 5:
1) Bartulis: 0.00 GAON/60 in 3 games.
2) O'Donnell: 1.01 GAON/60 in 25 games.
3) JVR: 1.19 GAON/60 in 21 games.
4) Briere: 1.38 GAON/60 in 22 games.
5) Meszaros: 1.46 GAON/60 in 24 games.

Briere is the only player in that group to play against a + QUALCOMP.

EDIT: For further perspective. Last year, only one D posted below a 1.50 GAON/60 playing 12+ minutes a night (Mark Fistric against a really weak -0.085 QUALCOMP). The best +/- last year was Jeff Schultz at +50, who posted a 1.61 GAON/60 for Washington last year, and benefited from 4.23 GFON/60.


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