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11-20-2011, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
- Can you please explain how, with both players playing 1100-1200 games as first line scorers and the catalysts of their respective lines, Alfredsson earned a much better GF/GA ratio (1.26 to 1.08) despite having a worse team on average (his teams were 1.04 with him off the ice, Perreault's 1.12 without him)
That GF/GA ratio of Perreault's is certainly an anomoly that needs further explaining. One thing that I do disagree with though - while Alfredsson was often the offensive catalyst of his line, he wasn't always - he did have those very good years with Spezza and Heatley, who were at least as good offensively as he was.

Something definitely needs to be said for the fact that Perreault was the type of player who excelled on larger ice - he was a fantastic scorer in international tournaments, and is one of the only stars in history to put up more points on the road than at home (almost certainly due to the fact that Buffalo had a smaller rink than most teams).

Didn't Bobby Clarke say that Perreault was one of the players who was the hardest to shut down?


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