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02-24-2012, 12:34 PM
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Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Klein does not go up against "Nash, Datsyuk, Lucic, and the Sedin's on a given night"
Unless he is caught on the ice after a change. If he did we would have lost more games than we have this year.
This is inaccurate. Klein plays against top six talent. His Quality of Competition is third highest among defensemen (not including Gill since he has only been here briefly) who have played 20 or more games. He is followed by Bouillon, Josi, Blum, Ellis, and Hillen, in that order. His quality of teammates is 7th... behind Weber, Suter, Ellis, Bouillon, and Josi (again, excluding Gill).
Stats aren't everything, but using those stats AND watching the team play should be enough to make folks realize Klein is not out there against inferior competition. Also, he is not out there with the best of the best in terms of talent on the team.
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