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11-08-2012, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin View Post
Paul Reinhart was a decent PMD on a good team scoring a lot of points during a high scoring era. Unfortunately he was made of glass, and he played like it - a lot. If he was able to stay healthy, we might be having a different discussion, and he wouldn't have been given away for nothing near the end of his short career. Sure, he did play more for the Flames, and scored more points, but I don't think that's the whole criteria for this scenario. Once Suter & Macinnis established themselves, he was quickly relegated to a supporting role.

Phil Housely helped keep the Flames from being a complete laughing stock during the dead puck era. However, one could argue that a few first overall picks during the Young Guns period would have benefited the team in the long run. Assuming, of course, the right player(s) would have been drafted...
Uh pretty sure you did not watch him play much from this assessment. Most of his injury issues were during the tail end of his career when his back gave out. He was normally a healthy player for most of his career. Also how does McInnis and Suter being better make Reinhart worse? That's such a flawed argument. Calling him a decent PMD is also completely inaccurate. He was regularly above the 50 point mark as a defender, something only a handful of defenders did each year even in that era while playing twice the defensive game Housley did. Your argument as to why that makes Housley better is non existent. Housley had literally no defensive game. Purely a point getter much like Wideman, and in his time in Calgary his averages were worse than Reinhart. The fact anyone can have Housley over Reinhart is just hard to fathom.

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