Reasons as to why Samsonov + Johnson + rookie >> Zednik + Bulis + Sundstrom
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07-17-2006, 12:09 AM
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What about defensively?
Johnson is not better than Bulis (maybe a little worse) in his own end. Samsonov is an offense first forward like Zednik so about par. No rookie to crack the lineup will have the positioning and smarts of Sundstrom.
The new group will most definitely be better, but not in every single aspect of the game.
Actually I did the +/- analysis as well (see data in my first post). Though, it is much more difficult to have tangible results to compare (since that data is much more dependant on the strenght of the rest of the team with you are playing).
Johnson was +6 over Bulis in the +/- section... and that's excellent, considering that Phoenix was terrible over all in that section.
Samsonov was +7 over Zednik....
And on average, the rookies (+1) were a little better than Sundstrom (-2).
So nothing lead us to believe that we will tank defensively, actually if anything, that will be the opposite.
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