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11-23-2012, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
Both of those years should be enough sufficient evidence that Orr wasn't bouncing pucks off of Esposito's back end. These aren't small sample sizes they are two full seasons. Orr had 95 points in those two years while Esposito had 210. Come on, am I the only one to see a difference here?
You're simply underestimating the value of an exceptionally strong possession and territorial game, which Orr drove.

Orr's on/off ratios in 1968 and 1969 weren't as dominant over Esposito as they were about to become, but over those two seasons, he was already 2.04/1.08 while Espo was 1.69/1.15.

Espo, being a forward, was getting more points on those goals, but Orr was already having a bigger apparent influence on both goals for and against.

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