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07-28-2011, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jarek View Post
As far as Dreak's assessment that overall TOI/G is more important.. I disagree. Yandle is a good example of a guy whose overall TOI/G would indicate that he's an elite all around defensemen, which is not the case.
First of all, Yandle doesn't even support the conlusion you used him to reach. He ranks quite a bit higher in ES ice time than he does overall. The fact that he doesn't kill penalties much is refected in his overall ice time, and that gives a better picture of how good he is.

TOI, whichever way you want to look at it, is dramatically impacted by the team a player plays on. Overall TOI/G is no more "misleasding" than ES, PP, SH, or whatever else kind of TOI you want to look at.

Overall TOI tells you how valuable he is to his team. ES tells you how valuable his is to his team.... at even strength. Which one is a better measure of the player's true overall value? (should I even have to asl that?)

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