Re: Cross Finally Signs......
posted at 4/13/2012 5:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Cross Finally Signs......
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Cross Finally Signs...... : Exactly right San. I like that he led his team to 2 titles more than I care about his offensive potential. Maybe it's Orr's fault that some Bruins fans expect every D-man to put up points now.
Posted by dezaruchi[/QUOTE]
I expect better numbers in his offensive stats year after year in junior or college no matter how defensive a defenseman they are. What I'm looking for is IMPROVEMENT over that time. We can be talking about this progression, 0, 2, 4, 8 and I would like that.
Defensive defenseman from current roster examples
Andrew Ference in juniors, 0, 44, 68
Seidenberg in the German league, 0, 7, 20.
Zanon was 29, 28, 25, 25 in college, but GP was 42, 39, 41 and 32, so 9 less games, but the same number of points.
Even if you are a defensive defenseman, your offense should be improving in juniors and college, you should be learning to get more time and space and those odd shots that get goals should happen more frequently.
These stats go right out the window when they turn pro or for evaluating pros, no way would I expect the offense to translate to the NHL.
And Regehr is totally dreaming was my point, like saying I've got a VW and the high end comparison is a Bugatti, nice to dream about, but come on. Regehr outweighs him by 16 lbs. and comparing a #19 overall to a #35 overall.