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11-08-2011, 04:51 AM
Big McLargehuge
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Crosby isn't killing penalties because the Penguins have a ton of guys who can do so amazingly well. If Crosby was needed to kill penalties he could, but why send your star player out to kill PKs when you have the best PK unit in the damn league without him? What is the utility of risking injury when there's Craig Adams, Jordan Staal, Matt Cooke, Pascal Dupuis, Richard Park, etc. on the roster? #1 in PK and #2 in SHG last year and we've allowed as many power play goals as we've scored short-handed goals this year... I guess we should be messing with near-perfection to appease the internet fanboys.

+/- is No. The Penguins two worst players with that stat this year, Paul Martin and Craig Adams, are two of the more defensively sound players around. It's too circumstantial a stat even when comparing players on the same time and is utterly worthless when used to compare players on different teams. Phil Kessel is a +9 and Pavel Datsyuk is a -5 for crying out loud.

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