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02-08-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyH3aven View Post
That's the problem. He's paid to score or help other people score goals. He's produced almost no offense, all of his assits are either secondary or were the product of chances created the goal scorer.
All of them? Like his beautiful "secondary" assist on Sekera's goal in the Leafs home game? Or Ennis's goal in Washington that was created by the turnover he caused in the neutral zone, dished off and then drove the net leaving the bunny for Ennis? Or him shaking off the Senator defender--who comically fell into the boards--and creating the rebound that led to Ennis's goal in Ottawa the other night? Or him springing Vanek for the game-tying goal in the opener vs Philly.

Look, Stafford has to start scoring goals, and he's not going to continue shooting 0%, but, as shown, you're writing fiction with the above quote.

Originally Posted by HockeyH3aven View Post
He's also not far behind Jordan Leopold in the race to -100.
Again, all the people citing his +/- must've thought he was really good coming into this year considering he's never been a minus player in his career.

Originally Posted by HockeyH3aven View Post
You can make anecdotal statements all you want, but Stafford is the poster boy for this team right now: Lots of pucks go in the net when he's on the ice and he's doing almost nothing offensively.
I'm quasi-offended to the extent that you think other posters are ignorant of objective stats. Buffalo's shooting% with Stafford on the ice is a very low 5.48%; in other words, goaltenders have a .945 SV% when Stafford's line is on the ice at 5-on-5.

Originally Posted by HockeyH3aven View Post
Stafford has some tools but appears to have negative hockey sense. He just doesn't make plays for other people, and when Ennis isn't creating for him he's basically useless.
Based on his zero assists at 5-on-5, Ennis isn't creating much for anyone. Given that Stafford has three primaries at 5-on-5 to Enzo's nil--and his one secondary was a really nice play--I'd hate to see what you have to say about Little Tyler.

Again, I'm in agreement that Stafford has to find the net. He'll start progressing to his mean. But, to be frank, you're making **** up. C'mon, you're better than that.

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