Thread: Rumor: Filatov to CSKA Moscow?
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11-16-2011, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by trentmccleary View Post
They don't need to score to earn more ice time. They need to work hard and create offense. If they bang passes off of Winchester or Konopka's hands, they get open in the slot while their linemates have a perfect seam to pass to them, etc... they'll earn better ice time no matter how little talent their linemates have.

If they stand 5 feet away from the boards while the puck is there, stick check the opposition as they get caught flat-footed, don't skate back hard, etc... they are more likely to get benched than promoted and that has nothing to do with opportunity. There isn't room for soft and lazy wallflowers on successful teams.
Unlike a lot of your other posts where it's stat central, this is exactly the case. Stats don't show a lot of things and you pointed out the most important thing.

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