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02-11-2011, 01:23 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Johnson City, TN
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Bash Klein all you want but remember this, he's been our third best defenseman this year by far and he's one of the reasons this team is as good defensively as it is.
I wasn't trying to suggest that he was useless at all, simply that he has a weakness that could come back to bite us in the playoffs. Adding a guy like McCabe (or another player that actually has business playing on a second defense pairing) mitigates that weakness.
Let me ask you this, did you take that turnover percentage any further than you did? Did you take it to how many goals his turnovers led to? I'd be interested to see that percentage because if he's turning the puck over and the puck isn't going in the net, is that percentage accurate of his play?
I didn't; the NHL doesn't track goals generated off giveaways (for several reasons, one being the ambiguity of possession), and it's not really practical for me to go back and track them. However, it's not unreasonable to suggest that if a player turns the puck over every fourth possession, he his creating at least a few goals for the opposition.
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