Esposito Without Orr
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11-23-2012, 04:18 PM
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Still Orr/Esposito is a reciprocal arrangement - each created open ice for each other in the offensive zone as well as creating open ice in the offensive zone for the remaining three teammates.
Previously with Chicago, Esposito was the third forward behind Bobby Hull and Mikita with Pilote so the open ice benefits to him were secondary/tertiary.
Same effect was evident with Park and Jean Ratelle with New York and Boston, Islanders with Trottier and Potvin,Toronto Sittler and Salming, Montreal Lafleur and the Big 3 - defensive scoring stats spread out over 3, but was missing in Philadelphia with Bobby Clarke,Los Angeles with Marcel Dionne, Buffalo with Perreault - no strong offensive support from the defense.
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