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09-14-2012, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
That may or may not be true...
It's the same logic used earlier in the thread when Craven was defended as a solid playmaking winger. His assist totals are ugly among all players, but if you boil it down to only his contemporary LWs, he looks like a middle-of-the-road 1st liner here. I thought it was a point well made by BillyShoe.

Likewise, I'm simply asking Brown to be effective in a narrow role. He is a reasonably good PP scoring winger compared to his contemporaries. His assists are going to be low no matter what, because he's not asked to be a setup man, so looking at his points among all players is like measuring Craven's effectiveness by his goal scoring among all players. Brown's job is strictly to get in the dirty areas and raise hell, regardless whether he actually touches the puck. That creates a 4-on-3 or better in the rest of the offensive zone, and gives the already inconsistent Beaupre something to think about other than the puck. Juneau, Bernier and Guevremont are more than capable of moving the puck and shooting it through the flailing limbs in front of the net. If Brown manages to tip it in or get to the rebound, good for him.

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