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06-20-2012, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by param View Post

Before I use GVA's in this argument, I do want to state that giveaways are not the perfect gauge for assessing quality of passes or the player's decisions with the puck, but they do provide some insight into whether the guy is a complete scrub, as you seem to suggest with Murray.

Giveaways per game:
Mitchell - .72
Greene - .536

Murray - .55

If Murray is as horrible with moving the puck as you're making him out to be, wouldn't his bad decisions reflect the GVA column? Even remotely? Instead Mitchell seems to turn the puck over more, and Greene is on par with Murray.
murray is a real bad example to use for give aways, especially when he plays with boyle. usually when murray and boyle are paired together the 1st pass murray makes is to pass the puck back to boyle.

and if that option isn't open, the next choice is to make the quick 5 foot pass to the forward on the side boards.

i don't think i have ever seen murray get the puck in the defensive zone and then make a quick pass up to someone out of the zone, his 1st passes are always just short passes.

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