The Luongo Thread - "Make it stop, make it stop!"
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12-15-2012, 11:52 AM
Drop the Sopel
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As would I. I don't think I proposed the 1st vs Kadri comparison?
I have stated on multiple times that the sample is small (50 games).
Booth was also a poor two-way player to you DTS. When there are at least two articles breaking down his underlying numbers proving otherwise. All I'm saying is that the eye alone may not be enough to judge Kadri's actual impact on the ice. That he isn't a poor possession player like Hodgson was... who the Canucks chose to centre their 3rd line for a better part of last season.
David Booth isn't a good two-way player though. He was destroyed defensively while on the Panthers - on the ice for more goals against/minute than any other player on the team.
Possession numbers only tell part of the story. There are 10 skaters on the ice at even strength - that means each player only represents 10% of what happens in terms of events. Hence why these numbers tend to swing wildly from year to year as players have different linemates and head to head matchups.
It's easy to see why Kadri has been refered to as a poor defensive player at every level. He turns the puck over a ton and doesn't give a consistent effort when he doesn't have it. This kid projects as a one-dimensional, offensive threat and PP specialist. These players can still be valuable, as long as they produce solid offense.
Due to his draft position, Burke will try to sell him as a 1st rd pick type asset. Due to this, I would hesitate making him a centrepiece in the deal.
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