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02-11-2014, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Lindberg Cheese View Post
Let facts be submitted before a candid world. Maloney, who I don't think should have one either, is the perfect litmus test.

Games: BP 465. DM 653
Pts:BP 378 DM 502
Cups: BP 0 DM 0
All Star: BP 6 DM 2 - well you got me here
Trophies: BP 0 DM 0
Intangibles/likability: BP 10 DM 8

So besides being an excellent player for the club for 7 years, why on earth should he get a banner?
Facts can become useless without context, as they are here.

A defenseman with 378 points in 465 games. A forward with 502 points in 653 games. When put in the context of the different positions they played, one is much much more impressive than the other.

And with regards to trophies, a little context helps too. If generational talent Bobby Orr doesn't lace them up, Park wins four Norrises. The voting records support that. If generational talent Wayne Gretzky doesn't lace them up, Don Maloney wins zero Art Rosses, zero Rocket Richards, zero Harts, and so on. The voting records support that also.

Park is miles ahead of Maloney in terms of what he did for this franchise. And I mean miles. That doesn't mean he should get a banner, but context is important when evaluating a player's resume and comparing one player to another.

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