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Montréal defeat Devils 3-1
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04-03-2011, 12:59 PM
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Wow, I had already looked up and knew these stats already, but I just did one calculation based on your last sentence and it is staggering.
If we had a different coaching staff that would put Hamrlik out there for Gill's minutes and Gill out there for Hamrlik's minutes, we would likely have something near THIRTEEN more goals against this year!!!
Or if our coaching staff had not wanted to play the risk-taking offensive-minded rookie Subban on the PK, and split his minutes between Spacek and Hamrlik, we might have FIFTEEN more goals against!!!
Goes to show that efficiency on the PK is a real factor, and you can't just say "oh, we could put anyone out there on the PK". Truth is, the PK is as important as the PP. Folks often forget that.
This is probably why the Habs felt the need to acquire Sopel even though they had Hamrlik, Subban, Gill, Mara, Picard, Weber, Wisniewski all healthy. Other than Gill, Subban, and Mara to an extent, the rest are pretty bad on the PK in terms of preventing goals. Wisniewski has an horrendous average especially (25 minutes / 8 PPGA).
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