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09-16-2013, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Gonzo View Post
Without using any advanced stats, just from viewing all the games, I'd say that Bouillon makes more mistakes than Diaz. However Diaz should statistically be making more, since he's more of a PMD compared to Bouillon.
PMD's tend to be better at advanced stats and related metrics because they measure puck possession and PMD's tend to be better at clearing the zone and helping the team get SOG in the offensive zone.

There's a quote from Dave Tippet somewhere where he talks about a guy who was supposed to be a great defensive D-man and they had another guy who was a PMD in the Weber mold (soft PMD who isn't good defensviely). They ended up keeping the PMD because the defensive D-man was always hemmed in his own zone because he can't move the puck. The PMD wasn't good defensively, but he wasn't defending very often because he was good at getting the puck out of the zone in the first place.

But yeah, advanced stats or eye test or whatever evaluation you choose, it's pretty clear that Diaz was better than Bouillion last season.

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