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11-22-2012, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
True enough. Point finishes:

Esposito - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 7, 9
Messier - 2, 3, 5, 5, 7, 10

Say what you want about rankings like this being a cat and mouse game, but eventually you have to find ways that Messier can close that enormous gap.
I place a significant premium on overall play (love physical play, but value it much less than actual 'defensive' play), and Mikita is a perfect example of a player who's overall play is enough of an advantage to overcome Esposito's offensive edge (and I view Mikita as a better two-way player than Messier).

Esposito - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 7, 9
Mikita - 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4

I'll take Mikita over Jagr for the exact same reason.

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