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02-13-2013, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
The knock on Kennedy prior to his arrival in teal was that he was not strong on his stick. Good playmaker but a player where NHL dmen have a relatively easy time taking the puck off of his stick.

On Corsi, you have to look at qualcomp. A true shutdown pair (what they tried to do with Vlasic/Stuart) will be near an even Corsi. They aren't and I fault Vlasic based on the eyeball test. Outlets die on his stick whereas Stuart has been above average for stopping the opposition AND turning it around. Vlasic gets the stop but not the puck. It is OK for a shutdown not to be showing positive Corsi, but he should be near even.
Not going to argue with your 'eyeball test' regarding Vlasic but last I checked, -1.2 is very close to even so not sure what it is you're trying to get at here.

Vlasic also sees the toughest QoC among d-men, with Stuart right behind, as well as lead the d-men in defensive zone starts. He continues to be very, very good at what the Sharks pay him to do - be a shutdown d-man.

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