Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Bruins Re-sign Tyler Seguin: 6 Years at 5.75
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09-13-2012, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by VeddarRants View Post
I agree about + / - being a flawed stat. But all you have to do is use the eye test to see that Seguin is leaps and bounds ahead of where Kessel was in their seconds years in the league, but offensively and defensively. You can also use the eye test when watching Bruins games to see that Seguin had a solid year overall defensively. He makes mistakes...but who doesn't? What you're looking for is consistency and Seguin for the most part was pretty consistent defensively all year.

Probably a big reason for the much lower +/- is because the Bruins offense started to go south once Horton and Peverely went on the shelf.
Well, yeah I think he's better than Kessel. But it's a bad stat, especially when people use it for a player like Seguin, who isn't Kessel bad, but still isn't good defensively.

And I agree, they had trouble scoring + some bad defensive/goaltending games (vs. Tampa, vs. Pittsburgh, etc.).

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Originally Posted by CptxMorgan View Post
Not to mention Seguin was easily our best forward in the playoffs.
He wasn't. Peverly was better.
And if he had been, it wouldn't say much.

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