NYR Top Defensemen of All-Time (Rules & Preliminary Discussion)
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06-04-2013, 08:58 PM
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Post '97, it's going to be hard to do for Leetch. Even the best guy defensively on a terrible team will probably have terrible defensive stats. I can't even remember who he was paired with in 2000-2001, but anyone on that list is pretty awful.
I guess total goals (not +/-) for and against when on the ice is a certain measure. Leetch actually has some pretty respectable stats there even on some bad teams. I'm not sure how you can account for his teammates, and his defensive partners in particular (for Leetch or for anyone else) - particularly on awful teams.
(Edit) I'm not sure how far those stats (total goals for and against) go back, but I'd be surprised if there's anything pre 1980
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