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02-25-2013, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Hawkey Town 18 View Post
Adjusted ES Pts Comparison
Bob Nevin: 60, 56, 55, 52, 43, 41, 40, 40, 39, 38, 34, 33, 31, 25, 25, 15
Shane Doan: 57, 57, 55, 52, 50, 49, 48, 47, 47, 42, 41, 31
Owen Nolan: 60, 52, 52, 49, 47, 46, 43, 41, 41, 40, 38, 35, 35, 33, 33, 32, 31, 28, 13
Rick Tocchet: 63, 58, 57, 53, 51, 47, 44, 44, 42, 42, 40, 39, 35, 35, 32, 30, 30, 29, 27, 24, 23, 21

Nevin isn't too far behind these guys, and right there with them when you look at best 4 seasons. Considering that for part of his career he was on a checking line with linemates not near as offensively gifted as Fredrickson and Thompson, I think he's fine in the role I have him in...the defensive conscience of a two-way 2nd line. What do others think?
Yeah, I think Nevin is fine in that role. He's not really a classic glue guy because he wasn't very physical, but he'll give you more defense than those other guys, so it kind of evens out. Nevin's voting results are also surprisingly good for a player of his ATD stature:

Hart: 10, 11
AST: 3 (RW), 5 (RW), 6 (RW)

Nevin can definitely be a good contributor on a two-way scoringline. That was essentially his role in Toronto on a line with Mahovlich and Kelly, just as it was in New York on the Marshall - Goyette - Nevin line (the Old Smoothies). I don't think he ever played on a "pure checkingline" in the modern sense, in part because he was too good offensively for coaches to want him in that role, and in part because pure checking units didn't really even come into existence until the end of Nevin's career. With that in mind, I would say that Nevin definitely had more help in even-strength scoring than at least the two Pacific Division guys you list above.

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