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06-30-2012, 04:45 PM
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Your use of real time stats only shows that the reason why Subban had better numbers there is because his team didn't have the puck as much as Burns' team. That is simply the truth. It's not an accident that most of the teams with the fewest hits are the ones that have the puck the most. You don't like the explanation? Tough tuna boats.
You can use that points per 82 stat if you like but all you're doing is trying to take context out of it.
PK Subban is given free reign to play in a far more open system
than what Burns was developed in. Jacques Lemaire's teams were always ones that had the most conservative systems and, in turn, least productive offenses around the league. You act surprised that Burns took a while to get to this point. When you're drafted as a forward and are asked to convert to D, that's going to happen. PK has had a nice head start on Burns in terms of learning the position relative to where Burns was at PK's age.
You want to point to a playoff series two years ago with an extremely small sample size as some big thing...it's not. I prefer Burns and what he brings to the table and Subban is not a bad player by any stretch of the imagination. It's a simple matter of what is better for the Sharks and their goals right now. They are a team that wants to win now. PK is a very good player in his own right but Burns offers everything that PK does with more experience. Adding Subban with Boyle and Burns already on the right side makes no sense and certainly not at the cost being discussed here. It's simply foolish.
Have you ever seen a Jacques Martin coached team play?
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