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06-05-2012, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Roke View Post
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.
Right, but looking at 07-08, we're still judging a different team. At that point, the Pens were still some talented but extremely young forwards and a paper thin defence.

There may be something to comparisons only within 08-09, but I'm still a bit skeptical. Isn't there always a brief surge when a new coach takes over? Over a smaller sample size, I'd still be looking for other factors.

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