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07-30-2013, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 View Post
Why? Because you said so? Why not Toews+Kane+Hossa vs. Richards+Carter+Briere? What do the stats look like then for your 'top offensive performers'? Briere was one of our top offensive players every bit as much as Richards and Carter were.

Your parameters have been totally arbitrary and you've been changing them to suit your point. You can't give Crosby a free pass because Malkin produced but then criticize Richards for not producing when Briere did.




Yeah, telling a Selke calibre center to primarily focus on shutting down the opposing team's best player is totally mismanaging your talent. Especially when you have three other players playing at PPG pace. Right.

When you have a team with the insane offensive depth of the 2010 Flyers, you are free to use your defensive aces in shut down roles. And it worked. Richards cooled down a red hot Toews, and we continued to get boatloads of scoring from those other players.

So if it worked, why did we lose?

Oh yeah.
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