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07-18-2006, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Marksman2 View Post
Sure Lindros can put some respectable numbers if he can stay healthy, but thats a big if these days. Stop looking at the scoring numbers, you're not seeing the whole picture. Peca provides more than just points, hes a faceoff specialist, excellent defensive player and brings a lot of grit with his mean hits, which Lindros wont because every hit resulting concussion could be his last in pro hockey.
Lindros is not the total package he used to be, but neither is Peca since his knee injury. Peca's face off percentage is 54.9%, Lindros' is 53.5%. Peca was credited with 72 hits in 71 games, Lindros had 38 in 31 games. Mean hits or not, Lindros didn't shy away from playing the man. I attended games that Lindros played on the road this year and he is as much of a pest with his on ice presence as Peca is.

I can't believe I'm defending Lindros. Peca is probably more of a Maurice type player than Lindros, however.

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