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06-23-2012, 08:39 PM
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It's not opinion, it's stats. Hejda - O'Byrne got hammered in the defensive zone. Whether most shots were just from the outside, debatable, but they are clearly not the most effective, actually the worst, at preventing shots against. And that usually translates in goals against.
O'Byrne is a 3rd pairing D. That's all I'm saying
Everyone with half a lick of common sense knows that is bull****. The stats presented in the article only say that they weren't part of the offensive draws a lot. That's the ONLY thing they say. Everything else is based on a whole lot of nothing.
Extra shots mean nothing if they are put out there when in a defensive zone situation more than the most other defensemen.
If you want a realistic stat to actually make this near a sense of legitimate, get me shots vs. defensive zone ice time. Anything else is just taking stats out of context and using them incorrectly.
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