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04-25-2012, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
Yip took one penalty per 60mins in the regular season. Similar to Smith (1.0), Gaustad (.9), Rads/Erat/Gill (.8) .... in the post season he took fewer penalties per 60 than Halischuk or Josi.
Not sure what numbers BTN is using (total penalty minutes almost definitely), but just pulling up the stats on NHL.com and doing the math, here are the accurate totals.

Minutes played per minor penalty taken (rounded to even numbers)...

42 - Yip
48 - Tootoo
53 - McGrattan
57 - Gaustad
73 - Smith
73 - S. Kostitsyn
77 - Hillen
83 - Bouillon
83 - Hornqvist
84 - A. Kostitsyn
87 - Gill
87 - Erat
89 - Weber
89 - Radulov
99 - Fisher
111 - Legwand
134 - Spaling
137 - Josi
137 - Halischuk
140 - Suter
183 - Wilson
183 - Bourque
237 - Ellis
658 - Klein

Originally I made my statement on test-of-eye only. Running the numbers just proves my stance on Yip, and he's in fact WORSE than Tootoo and McGrattan on putting the team down a man from minor penalties.

Gaustad's numbers are disappointing to see. But then you get to Smith and you're going another 30 minutes between minor penalties, a 57% improvement over Yip.

Like I said, i'm fine with Yip's play, he does a good job at what he's asked to do. He'd just be a lot more valuable, and justify a regular spot in the lineup if he wasn't always in the box.

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