Should we re-sign G Joacim Eriksson?
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03-25-2013, 12:45 PM
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Who exactly is biased, me? I would like some evidence of this. all I've ever said is that he should be considered above the others but. Agreed with you that they should be considered as well. How exactly is that a bias? I would like for you to point something out specifically.
I am not talking about you necessarily. I am talking about many of the people who called it a mistake to let him walk and now want him signed, but really know nothing about him other than his stats. Those people who act like this kid is some savior and who are penciling him in as a backup without him ever stepping foot on North American ice. My thoughts on them is that they feel this way a) simply because they have heard his name before or b) they want to sign him so they can say Homer was wrong. It makes no sense for a person to look at stats and say lets get this guy but have no interest in comparable players if all we are looking at is stats (and age). If this guy was playing over here and people saw him on a regular basis, then I probably wouldn't make this argument. But most of us have only seen highlight clips, read blog posts, and seen his stats. Very few have seen him in more than one or two games I imagine.
If I started a thread to sign one of the other two goalies I mentioned (prior to this discourse having taken place), I doubt it would have garnered much interest.
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