npv708 wrote:MRandall25 wrote:Be1isarius89 wrote:MRandall25 wrote:Be1isarius89 wrote:51% of Niklas Lidstrom's 1138 career points have come on the powerplay including 50% of his 263 goals. What does it matter if points are scored on the powerplay? They count in the game. That's all that matters to me.
We aren't talking career stats, don't change the argument.
Also, even comparing Lidstrom to Green is a huge insult to Lidstrom.
Because I'm obviously comparing their all around games. We're talking strictly offense. And only 46% of Greens career points have come on the powerplay. Just so we get that straight.
Only 2 defensemen have scored 30 goals in the last 20 years. Green and Hatcher. Mike Green has already had 2 seasons averaging more than 1 point per game.
This league hasn't seen a defenseman put up points like Green since the early 90's
I'll counter that with "None of those d-men were on a team with a line of Ovechkin-Backstrom-Semin when they were actually good"
Lidstrom and/or Hatcher?
Hatcher was with the Caps when he scored 34 in 1992-1993.
Sorry I have a dissenting opinion, but I stand by it. I don't care how good Green is at offense, TBH. He's a D-man. He should be good in the D-zone. He is not.