But he did have a great year didn't he? He was suppose to be a stay-at-home defenseman, but he scored 16 goals which put him 3rd in the NHL in goals by a defenseman and his 10 PP goals put him 2nd in the NHL in PP goals by a defenseman. Jason Garrison... Top 3 in goals by an NHL defenseman. That's a pretty great year for most defenseman who aren't considered top offensive defensemen in the league.ClamRussel wrote: Bersnoozi said he had a "great" year, unless he was the second coming of Willie Mitchell (in his prime) defensively I just don't see 16-17-33 as great is all. I'm well aware stats don't tell the whole story...but they often give an indication somewhat. I'm also very curious to see how he fits in w/ the Canucks and how he does alongside Edler. Hopefully they can generate some chemistry.
I suppose we just disagree on how much weight to put on Garrison's assists totals. I just think it's easy for a defenseman to pick up assists on a high powered offensive team, where as it's rare for a defenseman to fluke goals. A defenseman who scores 15+ goals one year will generally have other years where he has scored 5+ goals. So ya I put more weight on Garrison's ability to score goals, especially on the PP over his ability to rack up assists because I don't think Garrison is in anyway special as a puckmover and he isn't paid to be a playmaker on the ice. With that said, I expect Garrison to have lower goal totals and higher assist totals.