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03-08-2013, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
- (Stackhouse) frequently led his team in ES and overall TOI
- He played a ton of PK minutes (as much as he played on the PP)
- His adjusted +/- was incredible

This is what the Hollander scouting reports had to say:

1973: Tall and tough defender... played standout hockey for Detroit...

1975: Long reach enables him to play the man...

1978: Solid, all-round defenseman who seems to be getting more aggressive

1979: Has learned to use his size to better advantage

1980: Doesn't hit often but is deceptively effective with the use of the pokecheck

1981: solid, two-way type who uses size and reach to best advantage... Penguins top plus player last season...

1982: Solid as a house... sound player in mold of old-time blueliner... doesn't look to score, looks to block shots... one of most coveted players team has... team nixed a deal from Philadelphia that would have landed three players... consistently the pens' top +/- player... Has adjusted game from when he was the leading scorer among defensemen... has breezy skating style which sometimes makes him look lazy... lots of GMs would love to have his kind of laziness...
Thanks for posting those. I had the stats but it really helps to have quotes like that to put some meat on the bones of a player profile.

I've always thought that big players tend to be underrated by fans because they don't look like they're trying compared to small players, but often they are able to accomplish more. Effectively occupying the right space can be very valuable.

Stackhouse's coaches must have thought he was doing something right if they kept rolling him out for big minutes over a decade.

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