Thread: Value of: Byfuglien to Philly
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12-02-2013, 12:06 PM
Flair Hay
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Funny thing is GAA is basically

(save percentage x shots per 60 mins) ...right?

In more laymen terms, its SV% with team influences added in

I do agree that Buff's +/- 5v5 is relevant however. At the end of the day, if a guy is a #1 defenseman his team comes out ahead against anyone. Corsi is probably more accurate measurement of whether a guy is hurting vs helping his team, but its not the be all, end all either. Especially when it concerns a high risk, high reward player like Buff whose #1 criticism/weakness is mistakes that end up (not on net, but) in the back of the net. Improved goalie play would help Buff's case here, but Pavelec hasn't been awful numbers wise either.

Buff to me would be borderline best play controlling 2nd pair D (on a team that has a 1D to take on the other teams best. This would maximize Buff's strengths and help hide his weaknesses. Like Campbell when he was 2nd pair in CHI.

Trouble for Winnipeg is no one wants to give up potentially premier future assets (future 1C, top 5 pick, etc) for a guy who at the end of the day is still a complementary piece on a contending team making just over $5M. Not many can afford that luxury cap wise on the 2nd pair that are willing to pay trough the nose for said luxury.

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