NHL Free Agency Thread 7 (Legit Sources ONLY) Shane Doan visiting Montreal (Post 400)
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07-30-2012, 12:16 PM
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11th before you take out the ones that shouldn't really apply. 5th, behind Desharnais, Leblanc, Darche and Eller.
Which isn't that bad. The guy can be useful on a shutdown line. His positioning is pretty good. The only thing lacking is his offensive zone killer instinct and a speed explosion to convert his takeaway himself, rather than relying on a pass.
Who cares about that ratio?
Plekanec is -5, what's your point? He was more of a liability than Bourque?
Bourque was 6th in terms of takeaways, which includes his CGY days. If Gionta had played more than 31 games, Bourque would be 7th.
So, in a nutshell, Bourque had the fewest takeaways out of our group of top 6 players. Not impressed, at all.
You also have to take that stat with a grain of salt. You'll have a harder time taking pucks away from better players, so match ups are important.
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