Thread: Proposal: San Jose & Detroit
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08-15-2012, 12:09 AM
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I was with you until the last post, which is a blatant misuse of statistics. For Burns (who was a converted forward and still learning D early in his career), you are comparing 11 games from'06-'07 and '07-'08 seasons on the wild and 5 games from last season versus x number of games from consistent playoff runs for Detroit/Kronwall to suggest Kronwall is the better play-off performer. That's bogus analysis.

Burns had generally better simple stats last year than Kronwall - and they both played second pairing (similar competition), did they not? This year it will likely be hard to compare the two with likely st vs. 2nd pairing stats, but (call me a homer) I think Burns is the slightly better player. Kronwall lays better (Murray-like) hits and may play the safer game, but Burns' numbers were slightly better while learning a new system and playing primarily with Murray who had a decidedly down year.

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