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07-13-2011, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jexmex View Post
Name them. because there are not really that many at all that play it consistently, and are good at it.
Flyers fielded 6 left-handed defensemen... Carle (lefty) played with Pronger on the top-pairing for what, 2 years now? Coburn & Timmonen on the 2nd pairing? Seidenberg (lefty) played the right side with Chara on the Bruins top pairing... Another poster on this forum posted the statistics (I don't know where he sourced them from), and there are many more left-handed defensemen in the league than right-handed... Several teams have/had 4 players that were lefties, and 2 righties. So it's not uncommon at all to have players playing the opposite side as their handedness.... If you google search you will find statistics... For instance in 2007, only 29% of the defensemen in the league were right-handed shots.... So you see the disparity... Pens fielded 6 lefties on defense that year. Is it ideal? Probably not, but it's definitely "do-able" and when we're talking about a 3rd pairing that's not going to see a lot of ES minutes, it's not going to be as big of an issue as one might think. Teams make due with the circumstances. Daneyko & Stevens were both lefties and took care of business for the Devils for several years playing together.

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