Ev wrote:Hoffman really needs to be dealt for a dman though. I don't see how that move won't happen.
We are not trading our top scorer for a defense man. That will not happen. Ever.
You wanna bet? I couldn't care less that he's leading the team in scoring right now. He's streaky
and you can find guys like him far easier than a great d man.
They don't like Hoffman, and he doesn't have a great attitude. I see him gone soon.
Like most players in the league, and that's coming from your own mouth lol.
Unlike other players, when he isn't scoring he isn't doing anything else
I call BS. I've seen Hoff rushing back to backcheck and interrupting the other team in our zone. Sure, he has bad games, but I don't know why he gets such a bad rap.
Definite bias, there. Hoffman is not Toews, that's true. He's also not a defensive liability. In his first full season in the NHL he was the second best forward in +/- (Stone was +21, then Hoffman at +16); this year he is leading the entire team at +11. He was a combined -2 in his first 4 games spread over 2 seasons, then -2 in 25 games in 2013-14, but as a regular NHLer he has consistently been in the positive.
Now, granted, his ice time is managed so he's not playing against the best opposition and likely gets a lot of offensive zone starts, but then he's not being paid like a Toews, either. He is what he is, and he's quite good at it.
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