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03-12-2012, 11:57 PM
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Wow Boston only has 117 games including Savard. They have been insanely healthy this year
Yeah, I was seeing the exact same thing...
A crazy stat from this:
Teams like Mtl, Philly and Pitts have approx. 300 man-games lost (give or take a few), and - arguably (*) - their top player (Markov, Pronger, Crosby) has been gone for most of the season.
(all of 70 games for Markov; 55 out of 68 for Pronger; 60 out of 68 for Crosby)
Meanwhile, Boston only has 117 man-games lost, and their "top MIA" is Marc Savard, a guy who might never play again and who's not considered part of the team roster/plans at this point in time.
Subtract the 68 man-games that "belong" to Savard, and Boston actually only lost 49 man-games.
One-sixth of the aforementioned teams.
That is amazingly healthy for a team, especially in a year where players are dropping like flies.
* no argument that Crosby is Pitts's best player; Markov and Pronger are at least still Top 3 for their respective team, and the impact of their absence is major
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