848Re: question for my fellow raters
- Aug 18, 2000This was my take on the two players you mentioned Matt:
Like you, I had Moreau as a three. This was based on comments such as
"was impressive as the checking line left winger" "is limited
offensively but plays a smart positional game" "kills penalties well
and is strong along the boards" from Fan Forecaster and "big strong
physical left winger" "a gritty, hard-working corner man. He'll
you along the boards" from Ultimate Hockey. He also had a good
giveaway/takeaway ratio and showed some willingness to take the body
There was not as much info available on St. Louis but what there was
indicated he was a decent defensive player, he had an average
give/away takeaway ratio but didn't take the body much. Even if I
thought as St. Louis as a 3, the fact that he has yet to establish
himself and only played 56 games with many healthy scratches tells me
the Flames had better players. This knocked him from a 2.5 or a 3 to
2 in my books.
The fact is, if we disagree with a rating, we're in the minority. It
doesn't mean the rating is right, it just means more people think it
You look like you do your homework, though. That's why I proposed the
scouting report--just as a means of sharing the comments you and I
mentioned here with everyone to help them with players they may not
as familiar with.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Matt Dickendesher <mrdcool@g...> wrote:
> Once again, I would like to commend my fellow raters for a terrific
> do have a question about 2 players that I rated higher than the
> you, and I was hoping someone could give me a quick explanation.
> Martin St. Louis was given a 1 in defense. I believe I rated him at
> based primarily on a statement in THN about his strong defensive
> guess I just curious about this one.
> Ethan Moreau was given a 2 defense. I rated him 3, I think. He was
> checking line most of the season and THN stated that he "shuts down
> others." Once again, I'd just like someone with more insight on
> give me a better picture.
> Thanks alot!!!
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