Thread: Speculation: Buff Too Big?
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06-11-2013, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by sipowicz View Post
And Enstrom played what, 20 games, Bogo missed the first ?, so even after Buff what did you really have on D, lot of guys who would be hard pressed to even play as a #6 on a good team.
That's true, playing the most minutes on the Jets last year should be taken with a grain of salt.

But being tied for 9th in D scoring and 3rd in even strength D scoring stands on its own.

I think Buff suffers from unrealistic expectations sometimes. We see this big, smooth skating D man, and all wonder how great he would be if he consistently played a physical game, and lockdown defense as well.

Well, a guy who is top 3 or 5 in D scoring that plays physical and plays lockdown defense would be a perennial Norris nominee / winner, and probably a future hall of famer.

If Buff was a 6 foot, 200 lbs, smooth skating offensive D with average defensive abilities, but was consistently in the top 3 or 5 of defensive scoring and winning back to back all-star awards, would people be complaining as much that he wasn't also adding lockdown defense on top of that?

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