Thread: Recalled/Assigned: JT Miller Assigned to Hartford
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10-05-2013, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRightWay View Post
How many times was Jay Pandolfo a selke candidate? Sam Pahlsson? Jay Pandolfo? Thats a horrible measure to use.

But even so: only three guys get nominated. I could name at least three, and probably many more, forwards who are better offensively than Eric Stasl. That doesn't mean he isn't a very good offensive player.
Påhlsson's defensive prowess is vastly overstated, you aren't a good defensive player if the puck constantly finds it's way into your own net. He is perceived as a good defensive player because he always found himself defending on the ice. Confirmation bias.

He got tough defensive assignments, sure. But that doesn't make him a better defensive player than a Datsyuk who defends by always having the puck in the offensive zone.

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