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04-01-2008, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Fire Trotz View Post
Suter has been our power play defenseman ... and doing a really good job of carrying the puck into the offensive zone while on the power play, its just when he loses control of the puck and it gets turned over is when the fans jump his ***
Suter is the 5th most effective powerplay producer on the team in terms of production vs powerplay icetime for defencemen.

Zidlicky - 4.09 PPP/60min
Koistinen - 3.84 PPP/60min
Weber - 3.63 PPP/60min
Hamhuis - 2.89 PPP/60min
Suter - 2.59 PPP/60min

Last year was almost identical at 2.6PPP/60 min.

His career is starting to go more the way of Eric Brewer. That's not a bad thing by any means, but neither are really great powerplay producers despite playing a lot of minutes with the extra man. I think the fact that they both are big men who can skate and move the puck up ice pretty well makes coaches (and fans, for that matter) think they'd be better on the powerplay than they actually are.

Of course, I'm not so sure anymore that replacing Zidlicky with Redden would make the powerplay much better than it is already. The problem seems to lie more with the forwards. There isn't one forward who's been able to produce near 4PPP/60. Arnott is the closest at 3.85.

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