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11-25-2012, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by overpass View Post
Remember our discussion about the decline in Gretzky's GF/GA ratio upon moving to LA, and how much of that could be attributed to a change in his role? I wonder if Esposito also saw a change in his role after Derek Sanderson left for the WHA. It was in precisely that season when Espo's plus-minus numbers dropped.
I would not be surprised at all.

Someone has to pick up the minutes and if you're more valuable as a scorer, you would try to outscore the opposition rather than shut them down.

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