Just like NHL 2004 and such games rate players on a 100 point scale, i though it would be a fun idea if we did the same. Pick one player and rate his overall abilities. This can include farm hands and prospects also. Here's what to rate:
Offensive awareness 0/50
Defensive awareness 0/50
Panalties (do they take bad penalties?) 0/50
Glove hand: 0/100
Rebound Control: 0/100
Awareness (Do they play like a 3rd defenseman? Turco is the best at this) : 0/100
For both: Add it up, take your total and divide by 10. That will give you their overall rating.
99 overall : Peter Forsberg
50 overall : Jason Doig
95 overall : Martin Brodeur
60 overall : Labarberra
His defensive awareness has gotten alot better than 28/50. He's probably closer to a 35-37 now.
Maybe... I dunno, when I was doing that attribute I kept thinking of his giveways, icings, bad passes, and failed clearings that plagued his play for much of the middle part of the season. It is true that his play improved during the last bit, so maybe I was a bit harsh... I don't think it's as high as 37 though; maybe 34-35.
wtf? Juicy is better than Ty? how so? I thought Ty was the starter and Jussi was the backup?
Ryan Smyth should be an 82-85
Jussi should be a 70-72 (The Oilers definitely don't have an 80's goalie right now who would be an Evan Esche or a Dwayne Roloson)
It could be argued who was the starter and who was the backup during that stretch run (almost) to the playoffs. But even if Ty was the starter, you don't necessarily play the goalie with the better 'ratings'. It could be that MacT was just more comfortable playing Conks than Jussi, and that might have nothing to do with ratings at all.
Smyth is a tricky one. At some points during the season I'll watch him and think he's a perennial all-star; at other times I'll think he doesn't deserve to be in the starting lineup. You could be right about him being 82-85, I dunno... he's tricky.
And I agree we don't have an 80's goalie now... but Jussi is darn close, IMO.