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03-30-2011, 05:14 PM
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... That's pretty misleading. How many games did he get pulled off of the top line before the game was over? If you isolate those 11 games, he averaged 15:14 of ice time per game, hardly the same amount as guys like Dustin Penner (16:40) and Justin Williams (17:15) who are usually on the first line. When Loktionov was on the top line, he averaged 16 to 17 minutes per game.
Its not misleading because I also keep track of when lineup changes are made in-game. Simmonds was not moved around in those games except in the last, game 64, where Williams was swapped with Simmonds.
In game 62, Simmonds got just 13:46 of ice time, and in game 63, he got just 11:06. TOP LINE BABY
The only games where Simmonds got true top line ice time were games 58-60, where he averaged 17:37 for those three games, and he scored three points in those three games - two goals and one assist.
Sounds like PP time is the difference.
... Hahahahahahaha OK, training camp > actual game results, right on man!
Training camp is where players earn their spots... or have I been mistaken on how teams do things for my entire lifetime?
... Definitely he earned a shot on the Kings' roster. But, on the top line? Nope.
Its where he was needed and where he fit. A call up was necessary and why for the love of all that is hockey do you refuse to accept that Moller is a top 6 or nothing player? Talk about Simmonds being mishandled all you want, Simmonds works on the grinder line and Moller would not. Putting Moller on any line other than the top 6 would be grossly mishandling HIM.
... Sure they do.
Yes, categories such as 'hockey player', 'man', 'alive' and 'played part of the year in Manchester'. Otherwise, their roles with the team and how they arrived there are vastly different from one another.
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