Re: Who's on first ? Chara ; Boychuck
posted at 5/21/2013 3:51 PM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to mitchco98's comment:
Here is some reading material that backs up what I have been saying for a long. Everyone is starting to notice B's better move him soon.
Mitchco98. That may mean born in 1998. That would make sense.
Honestly, Mitch, bleacherreport is to reporting what Eklund is to rumors. Furthermore, the guy who wrote the article is a football guy. "I have covered pro and college sports since 1981, and my work has been published by MSNBC.com, NFL.com and ESPN Magazine. I was a senior editor at Pro Football Weekly for 10 years. I have won three awards from the Pro Football Writers of America. I have written eight sports-related books, including Who's Better, Who's Best in Football."
He cites things such as "Chara finished at plus-14 during the regular season. That may seem respectable, but he was plus-33 in each of the last two regular seasons" but fails to mention that that Chara plays a lot with the top line. The top line was primarily a bust for the regular season. (This, of course, falls back on how stupid +/- is to judge a player.)
I could continue to show all of the reasons why the article is worthless, but I would end up quoting every sentence in it.
First round backs up everything in the article, too slow when playing teams with speed (see article), breakout passes non exisistent, no value add on the PP, physical play has dropped off if everything his on his butt more and more. Leafs showed him up his true colours really came thru, overpaid clutsy Dman who's best years are behind him . If Coffey, Leetch, Niedermeyer and Rafalski to name a few were moved, surely this giraffe should be moved for the better of the team. Nothing but downside with Lurch moving forward.