Thread: Player Discussion: With Emelin in, who's out?
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11-14-2013, 06:12 PM
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MathMan
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
I don't see the comparison. Parros is a decent skater for an enforcer and he is usually in good position. Skillwise he isn't anything special, but he is miles ahead of the liabily BGL was his last season here.
They're both awful hockey players who hurt their team whenever they're on the ice. Parros's ability to attract goals against would lead a guy to start believing in the supernatural. He's been unlucky, but it wasn't just bad luck that he ended up -5 in 21 minutes of total icetime.

Yep, he was on the ice for as long as Josh Gorges' average game, total, and was on the ice for five goals against and zero goals for. Nuts. Some of that is bad luck but that's harsh.

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Originally Posted by Sorinth View Post
Are you saying there's no difference in shot quality between Subban and a 4th liner like White?
There is, but it's probably smaller than you think.

More importantly, I don't find "it's okay to get horribly outshot by fourth-liners because they can't shoot straight" to be very persuasive.

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They both hurt the team more than they help it. They wouldn't be #6s if they were better.
A strong #6 defenseman can help his team. He might hurt it if he was slotted in the #1 role, but a cheap guy who can outplay, or at least hold against, the bottom of opposing lineups has real value. And frankly, at 1.5 mil you ought to be able to find someone of that caliber.

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The difference is Murray brings something unique to the table, Bouillon doesn't.
Bouillon does bring something Murray can't: defense approaching bottom-pairing level.

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