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10-02-2013, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bardof425 View Post
You can see the potential is there. Or at least you should be able to see that. You're right though, the offensive numbers of a rookie in a shortened season in a defensive system is a stat that carries a ton of weight. He will probably never score again.
So, Miller gets a pass but Boyle doesn't? Was he playing in a different system? Weird...

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Originally Posted by Bardof425 View Post
My focus is on dressing a lineup that can compete for a cup. If Miller, Cally, and Pyatt/Fast cannot produce offensively then we are not a contender. I would rather roll the dice with that group and have a 3rd line that has the skill to score than put Boyle there knowing that the line is destined for offensive ineptness. Boyle should be on the 4th line with Moore and Dorsett/Asham. Then we have a 4th line that is near the top of the league. IMHO we need to trust our young guys who have skill, and in Miller's case, grit to man our third line so the scoring threat exists for our top 9; not just top 6. And let's be honest our top 6 is not going to fill the net as often as a contender's top 6 should.
There is more to playing the game than putting up points. Who cares if your "black and white" breakdown of points shows:

1st line:
90 goals

2nd line:
60 goals

3rd line:
30 goals

4th line:
10 goals

and your team scores as follows:

1st line:
90 goals

2nd line:
60 goals

3rd line:
20 goals

4th line:
20 goals

Is there some HUGE difference there? As long as those lines can outscore the opposition who cares?

Note:
These numbers do not show any sort of breakdown that is realistic for any team, just proving a general point.

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