Round 2, Vote 1 (HOH Top Centers)
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10-27-2013, 09:35 AM
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Kind of a snarky response, but they can't score without the puck. The players that were able to get it back "better" - so to speak - like Beliveau had [this] amount of value to their teams. Players like Lemieux or Esposito had [that] value to their teams. And you fill in the blanks there...
A goal prevented is difficult to measure considering there is no stat for it. But it's just as important - maybe even more important - than a goal scored.
Completeness of a center, or any position for that matter, is measured largely by proper talent evaluation. Players that are well-rounded are often more adaptable to various situations/circumstances, adaptable players often better exhibit sustainability. Translates to other positions as well.
Though, like Dominik Hasek, some players are just so above and beyond in what they do, how they do it, it becomes tough to ignore. But this should be reserved for supernova players. 99 and 66 fit that bill, in my opinion. They will be my #1 and #2 centers when I vote and I don't believe that opinion was ever really challenged in any meaningful way.
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