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06-19-2013, 10:33 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Clutterbuck is way more overvalued than undervalued. Times like this I really wish there was effective advanced statistics for hockey.
If you stop watching Clutterbuck's hits for a second, and take a bird's eye view of when he is on the ice, you will see the other team's MASSIVELY out-chancing the Wild. There are many reason for this, but in sum it is because Clutterbuck is the anti-puck possession player.
Even his "best" quality of hitting has been declining since his rookie season, and will continue to decline because he's not getting any younger, and, as the Bruins are making 100% right now, "being physical" also means out-muscling the other team on the boards and downlow, two things Clutterbuck is terrible at. Bruins are winning the Stanley Cup right now because they can hit AND manhandle their opponents.
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