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11-16-2012, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
Have to disagree. For one, you've implicitly conceded that most, if not all, top-6 forwards would not be able to be adequately replaced by replacement-level players. That's quantifiably true, of course, as stats such as GVT (goals versus threshold, the hockey stat measuring how many goals more or less a player is worth compared to a replacement-level player) demonstrate that those players are far better than replacement players; surely you'd notice a difference between Drew Stafford and Mark Mancari, and if you can't then I'm not sure what to tell you. Presumably, you'd agree that top-4 defensemen would also be markedly better than those who replaced them. Even the better bottom-6 players are significantly better than the AHL veteran-types who'd be replacing them. Outside of guys like Cody McCormick, Matt Ellis, and Mike Weber, I think you'd see a serious dropoff in play.

Not even close. Perhaps we've found the architect of the plan to throw replacement referees into NFL games.
I guess the real refs would have made better calls on some of those phantom pass interference calls last week versus the Patriots then, as we all know the real refs don't miss anything or ever make a wrong call.

I'm not saying that initially there wouldn't be a drop off in play as you'd need the younger players to step up into top 6 roles but you can't say that a Porter couldn't adequately replace the 3rd and 4th liners. Hell I'd rather see Foligno playing instead of Stafford.

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