Thread: Injury Report: Tomas Plekanec
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12-27-2012, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Patofqc View Post
Eric Staal is not very good defensively, much much better offensively then Plekanec and not soft like Plekanec. And btw he won a cup.
...did that somehow get turned around halfway through your post, that you thought folks were arguing against Staal being a good player?

It just so happens that both Plekanec and Staal had bad puck luck at evens last season - .897 on ice 5v5 sv% for Staal, .903 for Plekanec - resulting in ugly +/-, a stat that relies heavily on teammates and circumstance. Both players get the puck to the right end of the ice despite being put in tough situations by their coaches.

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