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11-21-2003, 09:46 AM
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Location: Gloomsville, USA
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C'mon here Larry. Poti played 16 games, while Bouch has played 11. And while I hate the +/- stat as a whole, it CAN be used as an indicator. Boouchard is a +4, while Poti is a -1. In those games, Bouch has the same 5 points that Poti has. As a matter of fact, Bouchard has more points than Krispy and Kasper and only 1 less than de Vries. All while playing significantly less than any of them.
The reason you think that Bouchard is all over the ice is becuase he is such a good skater. He does take chances, but he always manages to recover enough to prevent the odd-man rush.
And defensively, Bouchard 1s 10x the player that Poti is. Bouchard, unlike Poti, actually makes an effort to clear the crease.
As I said, IMO in the games tha Bouchard has been dressed, he has been our best defenseman, game-in, game-out.
Didn't I just say keep Bouchard and trade Poti? Anyway, Since I like neither player and the risky way they play the game as a defenseman (BOTH are often out of position), we'll just have to agree to disagree..And 10X zero is still zero....
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