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12-06-2012, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Rangersfan21 View Post
As a whole the rosters are well picked...There are kids who turned down invites and other restrictions as to who can be in the game. Tell your 'friend' that every kid has a maximum of 5 years in the league and next year could be his year. There are PPG players left off every year for various reasons
Don't confuse PPG players with players who can actually win hockey games or championships. Situation and roles can determine quickly how well earned points really are. Playing on the umbrella in a PP will give easy points versus the guy put in front of the net who takes the beating and more often than not resposible for creating the chance but he doesnt touch the puck.

If you ranked players by even strength points, plus minus, GWGs then you might just get a big surprise. It is really too bad the league doesn't actually do plus minus.

Danglers(or "pretty" hockey players) and guys who win hockey games and championships are not always the same thing. Team Canada East sent a field stacked full of pretty hockey players with a penchant for the back of thier jersey and got thier heads handed to them.

Remember Tonelli and Team Canada?

Some of the PPG guys are so horrible in thier own end they need escorts on the ice to keep them out of trouble in thier own end. Often another talented player but one who is more prepared to check his ego and do what is right for the team to get the win.

Every once in a while pay attention to who the coach puts out in key situations where they actaully need to win a hockey game. Last minute of tight games, or end of period, PK, 5 on 3, or PP. You might just find that the PPG guy isn't there but the complete hockey player and team mate is.

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