View Single Post
11-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Student Of The Game
seventieslord's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Regina, SK
Country: Canada
Posts: 31,180
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
I'll say this about the truth about being a "leech" or not. A leech doesn't outpoint the person he is supposedly leeching from.
You're right. Unless it is a defenseman he's leeching from. then, it's completely different.

There is just so much more opportunity for a forward to be "involved" in a goal than there is for a defenseman. Orr just generated so many goals with his outstanding possession game, even if he wasn't always getting points on them. His "percentage of goals on ice participated in" is 55%, not significantly higher than some other offensive defensemen. Phil Housley, for example, is 51%.

Nor does a leech win the MVP over the player he is leeching from.
I agree, a leech would not win a deserved MVP award over the player he's leeching from.

seventieslord is offline   Reply With Quote