Esposito Without Orr
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11-25-2012, 05:31 PM
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Again, you need to look at all factors.
Hodge and Cashman(Whose work in the corners getting the puck to the slot was instrumental in Esposito's style of play), and the team style being much different without these elements or a real puck moving Dman at the same time as having these, as I already stated.
Esposito was a dominating player with or without Orr. I guess if you want to look at stats and make assumptions years after the fact rather than having seen just how dominating he was...have fun. there was no Orr at the summit series either and he was standing tall and dominating.
The 32-33 age is rather arbitrary. Every athlete is different, but few were contributing like they used to past 33. Some go into quick decline at age 28, some at 32.
A. I was around to see it live.
B. 32-33 is arbitrary but coincidental with when Espo was separated from Orr, so it was relevant.
C. He was a tremendous scorer, quick release , good timing etc. I just never viewed him as dominating. I think your comments about Cash-Hodge doing the dirty work along with Orr's influence supports that. In your mind he was dominating, which is fine, but only apparently with all the right pieces around him. To me that is not dominating.
D. I wonder how many goals B. Hull would have scored with #4 streaking down the ice with him. 2 guys that nobody could catch.
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