Originally Posted by Rocky71
There is something I'm not understanding here. If hits do indeed carry equal value to points Then a player like Luke Schenn, who had 270 hits compared to a player like Erik Karlsson who had 60 is extremely valuable. How valuable you ask? Take any selection of top D's, and do the math and compare it to Schenns numbers, and you will see that the difference is minmal.
Once again I apologize in advance if I'm not seeing this right.
It's a good point.
As actual-value goes... Schenn is the highest rated value defenseman (of the OP's listed free agents).
Attached is my own mathematical model for a 7-cat league including Hits.
Luke Schenn comes in at #27. (for 2012-2013 stats)
Fantasy-trade-value not considered... I agree... he's the guy.
Defensemen should be drafted for PIM & Hits - so Schenn is a perfect fit.
(again... Markov is only a trade-value opinion... by actual fantasy-value, I concur on Schenn.)