Messier vs. Esposito
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11-22-2012, 10:46 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Regina, SK
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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
MVP award over the player he's leeching from.
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