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09-16-2013, 10:23 AM
Son Oncle Jerry
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Originally Posted by Noob616 View Post
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.
The way people speak, he's not even in the same league as Bouillon.

Advanced stats don't count the number of times a player keeps skating behind his net when one of the players in driving the crease. It doesn't count the way a guy softly can't keep the zone on the PP, like he did yesterday for the goal on the PK they scored.

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