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11-27-2011, 09:59 AM
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Good use of statistics, but you truly can't discount the eye test completely as the stats do not account for positioning away from the puck, coverage in and out of the zone, as well as effectiveness in the transition zone.
There are reasons why the NHL pays big money to gather these amazing stats. They mean something. Go to the NHL stats page and look at what you can find out. The amount and category of stats there is mind boggling. The NHL GMs and coaching staffs want these stats and are willing to pay for them. They do have significance.
All I am saying is it is time to move some minutes around on that D-Corps, and the stats support that. Perhaps with Bouillon's injury that will happen. Suter and Weber are logging too many and their play is really starting to show that IMO.
Everything I discussed before last night's game happened. Klein and Bouillon were on the ice for 3 of the 4 goals against. That is not coincidence. It happens every night I have been watching. They may be more physical than Hillen, but Hillen plays a better positional game and makes better decisions. Physicality has a risk and that risk is taking yourself out of position. Against a very hot Redwings team Hillen was one of only 2 Preds with a + last night. And when Klein played with him, he went from -2 to -1.
Getting back to the namesake of this thread, Roman Josi, I thought he played very well. I would recommend he get Bouillon's PP time and Hillen get Bouillon's PK time. Hillen and Klein played very well together and perhaps that would be a good pairing. Put Josi with Blum and see what happens until Bouillon is back.
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