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09-16-2012, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Askel View Post
You are shaking your head wtf. Even strengt points isnt everything its one stat.

According to your logic Byron Bitz has a better shot than Kesler because hes got higher shooting percentage.

When Edler plays on the top unit it works better. Stats show it and you can see it with your eyes. Edler works better on that unit because has more offensive weapons than Bieksa.

Your hate for swedish players is getting out of hand.
Perhaps if you understood advanced statistics you wouldn't come up with absurd statements like that.

When Kesler was put on the top PP unit, under Newell Brown, the PP took off. You can't directly attribute the PP's success to just Edler, especially when Ehrhoff played a huge role in its success when he was here too.

It isn't a hate for Swedish players at all. The fact you even mention that is completely strawman and tells me that you don't have any actual factual evidence that supports your side, and that you can't refute my points so you have to resort to sheer nonsense. Edler isn't our top defenseman, nor should he be paid $6M. Edler is a very good defenseman with the potential to be a top defenseman, but until he reaches that potential he shouldn't be compensated as one.

Offensively he isn't generating as much offense at even strength as some of our other players, like Kevin Bieksa, in sheltered minutes. Not to mention, defensively he hasn't been as good as Bieksa. So why should he be paid much more than Bieksa? How much is that potential really worth from a monitary standpoint? These are the arguments here and has nothing to do with nationality.

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