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12-20-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Double Dion View Post
Glencross actually hits people and is our best defensive forward. He's a better version of Laich. Everyone knows it's way easier to score in the East and Glencross outscored him too, despite missing out on a significant chunk of the season. If he'd played every game we'd be talking 32 goals. Plus all the extra's that you get with guys like Glencross, Laich, Brown ect.
Glencross is the poor man's Laich, not the other way around. One hot season where he shoots around 25% doesn't make Glencross the better player. Laich also has the ability to play center and is more flexible in how he can be used on the powerplay (can line up anywhere, from crashing the net to on the point). Hell, he even played a full game at defense this past season.

Originally Posted by Double Dion View Post
Glencross missed out on a big chunk of the year and he did that. 32 goals was the pace he was on. More than double what Johansson put up in a way, way more offensive system. Not to mention he sees soft, sheltered minutes, while Glencross plays against the best every single night.
A "way, way more offensive system?" Have you watched the Caps in the past two years? You are aware that Dale Hunter coached the Capitals for most of last season, correct? The Caps were playing a incredibly passive, collapse to the net defensive system with almost no forechecking.

As for Johansson's "soft, sheltered minutes," that's compelte BS. Another Calgary poster was already attempting to use the fact that Johansson started seeing time with the 1st line after Backstrom went down against him, now you're arguing that his minutes were soft and sheltered? His corsi rel QoC was a +0.016, meaning he saw slightly harder than average competition compared to his teammates.

And tell me when Glencross actually scores all those goals he was on pace for.

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