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12-18-2012, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyShoe1721 View Post
Neither guy had the benefit of playing with any great linemates, so there is no skewing of the numbers here. .
Raleigh played for a doormat in the Original 6 era, when the 4 best teams were loaded with stars. Ribeiro has played for average teams in a 30 team era loaded with parity.

There absolutely is a skewing of numbers.

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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
Ribeiro > Raleigh is the kind of conclusion that shines a light on the flaws of ATD-style stat obsession.

Putting aside the hair-splitting of obscure stats, single-digit voting for the Byng, and all the other noise, what has Ribeiro actually done in the NHL to vault his career over that of an Original Six star? What is the highlight of Mike Ribeiro's career? What is he best known for?
ON the other hand, what did Raleigh accomplish? He was voted Team MVP in a 6 team league (but the same season his goalie won the Hart?), which I think is a big deal, but Billy is right, it is just one season.

(I might have missed something from your profile though)

BTW, the "splitting hairs" is why I no longer participate in drafts below the MLD level, but that's just me.

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