David Desharnais Discussion Part II: The 'Stay on your Feet' Edition
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03-06-2013, 10:45 AM
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I agree about most of your post.
A team CAN win with DD on his team.....but this team will need to compensate for his lack of size and lack of defensive skills. That's not what the habs seems to be doing though! (Drafted small wingers, traded big wingers)
He do help us with some game, and some are only wins because of that line.....but they help us loose a couple also.
Therrien must do something with that line and i don't know what. They are so good offensively but such a liability defensively that this is mind boggling.
And i'm not getting this out of nowhere.....tha habs lost 5 big games (high scores) and here's a little something:
Islanders wins 6-3 (Last night)
3 even strenght goals by Islanders : DD on the ice for 2 of them
Pitsburgh wins 7-6
6 even strenght goals by Pitsburgh: DD on the ice for 4 of them
Toronto wins 6-0
4 even strenght goals by Toronto: DD on the ice for 3 of them
Buffalo wins 5-4
3 even strenght goals by Buffalo: DD on the ice for 2 of them
Ottawa wins 5-1
3 even strenght goals by Ottaw: DD on the ice for 2 of them
I'm not saying he or they are totally responsable for thoses losses....but it's no coincidence either. They wins us 4-5 games, but they lost 4-5 also.
That's the problem!
Habs must do something to fix this...the line of Pacioretty - DD - Gallgher is really exciting offensively, they are on the rolls and fun to watch, when they are in the offensive zone.....but do something to get better in your own zone!!!
Some posters thinks that DD's got easier points because he is not playing against top offensive line......but DD's often plays against top defensive line....so i got nothing against his offensive side and points.
But top defensive line SHOULDN'T score that many goals against that line on the ice!!!!
The defensive side of DD and this line in general is simply AWFUL!!!!
But it can be fix.....i want it fix!!
Cherry picking stats at its worst.
Since you're using a cherry picking version of the +/- stats (which is already a bad tool), here's at least the full, complete version :
In the last 10 games (since DD's line is playing well) :
- DD is +5
- MaxPac is +9
- Gallagher is +3 (the 6 games since he's back)
Now you can cherry pick only the games in which DD looks bad to make up your argument, but that still looks pretty awful. Fact is this line is scoring more goal than it is allowing. Think about it and come back with a stronger argument.
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