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11-08-2003, 10:18 AM
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BTW, I'll have to apologise here if I've said that Messier hasn't accepted a reduced role this season. I was just browsing through some stats while waiting for the Rangers to get a shot on net...

Messier Game Logs 2002/03


Messier Game Logs so far this season

See, he has played an average of over two minutes less this season per game than last season. He has averaged only 16:15 this season compared to the 18:37 of last season (that is a scary figure btw). And 16:15 is pretty good, when in theory he is playing behind Lindros, Nedved and Holik on the depth chart.

But hey, if you want to really get depressed by statistics, just take a look at how fairly Lundmark has got ice time and especially how consistently he has gotten minutes:

Lundmark last season

Lundmark this season

I'm all happy for Mess getting to the 2nd all time but he is still playing way too much...But atleast I cannot say that he hasn't accepted reduced minutes

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