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11-22-2011, 01:04 PM
Norm MacDonald
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I'd say it was pretty damned close between him and Timonen. Definitely wasn't Pronger, Coburn, or Carle. Pronger played well, but wasn't the best defenseman and missed a considerable amount of time. I know everyone loves all the sabremetric stats instead of actually watching the guy play or looking at "old" stats, so I'll throw out some stats. Mez and Kimmo had similar Goals Created and Offensive Point Shares, but Mez had a higher Defensive Point Share and higher overall Point Share. He also had a higher +/- and a lower number of total goals scored while on ice. What more do you want from a defenseman?
Do that while playing against top lines.

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