: Value of:
Bobby Ryan to Pittsburgh
View Single Post
07-11-2012, 10:46 PM
Rowdy Roddy Peeper
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by
Tell me then, what are we supposed to use to measure the effectiveness? I think a combination of 10th best shots allowed, 21st save percentage, and 12th worst opposing save percentage paints a fairly clear picture of the problems this team had last year - one that matches the team I saw.
Perhaps you can enlighten me where the declarative statement originates from. How many Ducks games did you watch? What is your basis for claiming that, exactly?
I don't keep track of how many opposing team games I watch. Would my argument would carry more weight if I said I watched every single one?
The Ducks' GA numbers were indicative of the defense that I saw whenever I saw them play, and the make-up of their blueline. But you clearly have a different opinion. Time will tell whether the Ducks defense has what it takes in the coming years.
This is a straw man.
I didn't say that penciling him into the line-up is what should be done. I didn't even imply that was what was happening. I said that our team feels he's ready to compete for a spot. Few prospects in our pool have been granted that sort of confidence. For instance, I think our team is more interested in Wellinski competing for a spot at the U-20 camp this summer than they are for him to compete for a spot on the Ducks. The only two defensemen in recent memory that were encouraged that way were Fowler and Schultz.
It's no straw man. You found it funny when I said he was likely years away, which presumably means you have expectations of him making the roster sooner.
And frankly, it's no surprise that a guy whose highest level of competition to date is the USHL isn't being encouraged to fight for an NHL roster spot.
Rowdy Roddy Peeper
View Public Profile
Rowdy Roddy Peeper's albums
Find More Posts by Rowdy Roddy Peeper