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11-05-2012, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by thom View Post
Stats can be read in any way one wants to be.Did Souray produce the greatest single season by a hab Defenceman?Most ppg ever,One of the two top goal seasons ever?He did it with no Hall of Famers.
Using adjusted points as an indicator of offensive value, his season trailed at least one season by Robinson, Lapointe and Markov. Also, his goals/points were very skewed towards the PP vs. ES. Finally, as Iain pointed out, his plus-minus was horrible (and his adj. plus-minus in comparison to teammates was very bad as well), which indicates his overall ineffectiveness at ES.

Besides those factors, most people do not rate a player's peak based on a single season. I tend to look at a 3-5 season range at least.

I don't think you're going to find too many arguing for Souray as the best Habs' d-man at his peak, or as having the best season of a Habs' d-man.

Originally Posted by thom View Post
Is Souray the greatest pp point man in a single season in canadiens history?Plus and minus is helpful but you need other stats.Considering Souray did not have much help would you not say he was great on the powerplay?
He was one of the best on the PP, at least for that one season. Another indication of this is the Habs' PP% that season, which converted about 5 percentage points higher than league avg.

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