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03-12-2011, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by The Sabre View Post
You are wrong (two can play the bald opinion asserting game). The Housley I remember was quick and hard working, no Coffey-ing around. I have shown stats (defensive point share) and an explanation from Housley's own lips of the defensive tactics he deployed (not hitting, instead a number of positional considerations). It would be nice if you used more than just your own opinion in reply.
Prime Coffey was a lot better in his own zone than Phil Housley. Coffey raised his defensive game in meaningful games.

Defensive point share is a worthless junk stat that measure absolutely nothing. I'll let overpass or 70s explain the flaws if they care to.

As I already said, Housley ranks dead last among defensemen who played over the threshold number of games in penalty kill minutes.

More evidence - in an era when writers looked primarily at stats, Housley was a 2nd Team All Star once. That's it.

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