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04-30-2012, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
BTW, I believe most of the concerns with HR's adjusted stats are mostly valid; however, I think any issues would affect these two players more or less equally.
Agree with your last two posts.

In a vacuum, I could see St Louis scoring 7 points in 7 games, Lindros scoring 6 points in 5 games, and Linesman maybe scoring 1 point in 2 games replacing Lindros (he is the most logical replacement).

But you're right, it isn't a vacuum, and that's a good segway into the next point I wanted to make about the two - I think the group of burly defensemen that NJ has in the top 4 is very well suited to slowing down Lindros. Blake-Hitchman isn't necessary the best pair stylistically against Martin St Louis - I like St Louis's speed against the slow skating Hitchman when Rob Blake gets out of position going for a big hit.

Edit: skating doesn't seem to be an issue for Hitchman; see below

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