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05-01-2011, 02:26 PM
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... The Kings were 3-2-1 without Doughty and 33-32-11 with him. The Kings had won three in a row when Doughty got hurt, and promptly won four in a row upon his return. So, were they really
much better without Drew, or was it simply a case of the team getting pretty good offense and excellent goaltending in the early part of the season?
The Kings were 10-3-2 for the first 15 games, and 26-31-10 thereafter.
... Just because Johnson happened to get bailed out on many of the scoring chances he was on the ice for does not mean he played well defensively. And, the numbers for the series aren't a new thing with Jack, at all. His career defensive numbers are, frankly, atrocious.
... Indeed. At the beginning of this season, it seemed like he was going to pull out of it. But - yeah he didn't close things out so well.
First 37 games - 4 goals, 26 points, -1, 24.6 minutes per game
Last 51 games - 2 goals, 21 points, -22, 22.1 minutes per game
Maybe he's playing too often? Would holding his minutes down to about 20 per game early in the season keep him fresh later on? Was he hiding an injury? I really like him and want him to succeed, but I'm not sure
the Kings should do with him at this point.
Your last stat leads me to believe he's probably a great #3 dman and an OK #2. Less minutes, not playing against the other teams top line, no PK time, lots of PP time.
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