Martin says " Cole is NOT our saviour "
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10-15-2011, 01:09 PM
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Erik Cole average time on ice last year in Carolina: 18:27/game
Erik Cole average time on ice under JM: 14:27/game
David Desharnais, while playing his worst hockey in Montreal, average time on ice: 17:23/game
It's only been three games.. Hopefully JM finds a way to better utilize a player being paid 4.5M/year.
Did you calculate Desharnais' shorthanded time into the equation? Take that away, both he and Cole have about the same ice time, with Desharnais getting more powerplay minutes and Cole getting more even strength time.
As I said in my article on HabsHQ.com, he is being eased into the line-up and getting acquainted with Jacques Martin's system. Once he feels more comfortable with the style, he'll likely see his ice time bumped up to top 6 minutes instead of third line minutes.
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