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06-05-2012, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Roulin View Post
Interesting stuff, but the problem I have with PPP's study is that the Pens were a very young team, that was bound to improve. Crosby turned 22, Malkin turned 23, Staal turned 20 and Letang turned 22. That year makes a huge difference. I don't think it's fair to compare Therrien's numbers directly against Bylsma's.
I Think comparing 08-09 Therrien to 08-09 Bylsma is fair and if you look at the shot metrics for Therrien in 07-08 (46.51% Fenwick) and compare them to only Bylsma's 08-09 it shows that the poor even-strength play in 08-09 before Therrien was fired wasn't an aberration.

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