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03-09-2013, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by The Nuge View Post
He's bigger, faster, stronger, 5 years younger, and had more points last year than Gilbert. If you want some stats to back it up,

Petry is 2nd on the Oilers in TOI (at 21:25), 3rd in hits (at 52), 3rd in blocked shots (at 39), and 1st in takeaways (at 18).

Gilbert is 3rd on the Wild in TOI (at 21:27), 13th on the team in hits (at 14), 2nd in blocked shots (at 32), and 13th in takeaways (at 5).

So, you tell me, are those extra 2 seconds worth all that compromise?
With all due respect this is one of the poorest apples and oranges arguments I've seen here.

Minny has Suter in the lineup who would beat all in any category here, there, or elsewhere. Minny also has a better complement of D period.

Next, Gilbert and Petry are identical sizes. Petry isn't stronger than Gilbert which is pretty much a fiction.

I'll give you that he's younger. But Gilbert had pitched 31, and 45pt seasons by the time he was Petry's age.

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