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07-01-2013, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
Actually, it is a relatively small % for a productive defenseman to score with involvement from the two most productive forwards on his team.

The first comparable I checked was Kronwall, and Datsyuk or Zetterberg were involved in 79% of his points. If you'd like to find some counter-exmples, by all means, crunch some numbers on other productive defensemen to support your argument.
Originally Posted by Rocket of Russia View Post
No, he certainly wasn't.

Insert "don't have enough time to dive into the specifics" excuse, the same one used by those who are quite troubled by the "cap hell" that has furiously englufed the Pittsburgh organization.
I've laid out my opinion. If you disagree, that's fine. If you want to take exception to people agreeing that Letang's a good offensive defenseman or that he's an impact player, fine. If you want to argue that playing with the best two players in the world doesn't help Letang's offensive stats, fine. If you want to show me one youtube clip and say it proves me wrong, fine. I'm certain that I could easily pull up a bunch of Pens fans posts circa 2009 arguing that Gonchar was very effective in his own zone, but I don't have enough time to dive into specifics.

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

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