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04-23-2007, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by PocketNines View Post
Your first point is a perfect example of the "Kimzey Gratuity Principle" where everything pro-Blues is inflated like a service tip. Backman's not a first-line D-man ... Second pairing Dmen can have great games and be "on." That doesn't mean they're not 2d pairing talent ... It also isn't "my" numeric terminology - it's just using the site's metrics which I find a useful way to have more objective conversations since as soon as you attach a real person's name IMO many people tend to lose some logic because they have emotional attachments to player assets.

Based on "the Site's Metrics" a rating of 7 indicates a 3/4 Defenseman.
Not "second pairing"; a #3 or #4 D man.

Christian Backman is MORE than a 3/4 D man. He is a streaky 2/3 D man; and a LOT more people than just me have said so. The numeric grade for a player like that is 7.5. I'm not "inflating" anything; you just don't understand the site's "metrics" as well as you think you do.

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