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01-05-2013, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MessierII View Post
I actually think its the complete opposite. People overrate defensive play and forget the objective of the game is to score goals. It's assumed that if your an offensive star and not a Selke candidate you must be awful defensively.
And just like thinking the game is to outscore the opponent, I see it as a game that is to allow less goals than the opponent.

See what that means?

You need a combination of both in hockey.

And there is no statistic, measure, metric, shortcut, or data outside of actually watching a player that can tell you if they are valuable or not.

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