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11-19-2012, 06:39 PM
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Thanks 70s. When I first started reading I thought it was going the way of, "Emerson is solid...but Murphy, what were you thinking?" and in my head, I thought, "alright, Murphy looks like he should have been picked a while ago...probably before a good number of d-men I already had...and Emerson is the tag-a-long to do some special teams work"
Then after I read it all, I see that you praise Murphy. From mental perception and memory, Murphy was better than Poti. Especially defensively as Poti has been very up and down in his career depending on the situations and pairings he's in. Not sure if numbers reflect that or if numbers exist to reflect that. But he was very inconsistent defensively over the course of his career. And I mean that literally: some years he was one of the better defensive players on his team and some years he was about the worst.
I'm having a hard time picking who's better at wing, my 4th liners (Errol Thompson and Nelson Emerson) or my 2nd liners (Jiri Dopita and John Anderson)...is that normal at this level or did I just goofball my second line so bad that it looks close...?
Jason Blake is just so brutal. I can't stand him. I've seen him open-hand slap a player in the face before...c'mon man! Fun fact*: Jason Blake, in the expansion era, is the all-time leader in "most players put offside" averaging over 8.4 per game!
I've never at any time or at any level seen a player create more offside plays than Jason Blake, as a rookie, in his short-lived peak, in his later years, never have I seen a player just have such a blatant disregard for his teammates and the fundamental rules of hockey. He could probably put players offside in roller hockey...
He was so disliked that even his first college team traded him...**
* - might not actually be a fact, but it's got to be pretty close.
** - also might not actually be true.
Nothing personal towards the picker, it's the pick that I hate so so much. Does anyone actually like Jason Blake? His mother's morning sickness probably didn't go away until Jason's first day at Ferris State...
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