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09-10-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Why does 2008 "point a picture of who Streit really was," but 2009 and 2010 don't? 2009 and 2010 were clearly his best NHL seasons.

2009:
25:13 TOI, 2nd place had 21:36.
+5 in a team with a -79 overall goal differential

2010:
25:42 TOI, 2nd place among players who played more than 20 games had 20:49
Even on a team with a -42 overall goal differential

The fact that Streit was used as a PP specialist in 2007-08 shouldn't take away the other things he did
A question Dreakmur likes to ask is “who was he earning that icetime over?” Have there been worse post-lockout defense corps at the 2-6 spots than the 2009 and 2010 NY Islanders?

His +/- on such a bad team is noteworthy, though.

That said, it’s not like he was facing the best competition. Or the worst. He was in the middle for QoC, on a team that apparently didn’t do much matching up (as their Rel QoC scores don’t have the usual wide distribution you would see) – He did, however, have easily the highest zone starts both times, which had to help. Also as a player used in offensive situations he was probably on the ice quite a lot with the only line the team had that was capable of outscoring the oppositon, so maybe it's not as startling as it appears on the surface.

Regardless, 2009 and 2010 were his best seasons, yes. 2008 was an awesome “specialist” season, better than campbell’s 2006, even.

You could call 2006 an adjustment year. I’m concerned that in 2007, at age 29 he was a 14-minute defenseman for a decent, but non-playoff team. They didn’t play him as much as Mathieu Dandenault, Francis Bouillon, Mike Komisarek or Craig Rivet. Anyway, I’m not calling into question his 2009 and 2010 years. They fall in that “mr. everything for a horrible team” category (which Barry Gibbs, Robert Picard, Eric Brewer, Jocelyn Guevremont, Dave Ellett and Bruce Driver all had a couple of – McSorley even had one), and they aren’t worthless. He didn’t deserve any all-star votes, but you guys know that too. But it really appears he was a late bloomer, because he was so much more valuable at ages 31-32 than at ages 29-30, and what does that say about ages 20-27? I know you guys like to say there is more to his resume than 2006-2012, but how sure can we be of that?

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