Summer Moves IV: Roy "4" Hanzal <3
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06-16-2012, 03:49 PM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
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What exactly are you basing this on?
Ennis averaged 18+min a night after that line was put together. Thats with no PK ice time and playing on the 2nd PP unit.
Whereas Hodgson averaged 17:30 with PK ice time and a good chunk of time on the top PP unit.
Vanek averaged 16:30 in ice time from that day forward and was one of our PP ice time leaders. For the season he averaged 1min more than Ennis on the PP.
Ennis definately didn't center our top line, that would be the Leino/Roy/Pommer line. But I thought it was understood that the Hodgson line was the 3rd line. They played slightly less than either of the other two lines.
++ Btw to those that say they would like a Hodgson/Vanek line to face the other teams top defenders. I hope you realize thats up to the other team.
I'm basing it on role, matchups, QoC, zone starts, etc.... not time on ice.
I'm basing it on the Drury line being the #2 line in the co caps days, and Roy being the #3 line... even though the Roy line saw more ES ice time.
We can debate the Hodgson vs Ennis roles, (we agree on the Roy line being #1). But if you rely on ice time as the primary factor... then we disagree in definition and can leave it at that.
(This is no different then the Campbell vs Lydallinder arguments of the past..."who is the #1 pair"??? One plays more minutes, the other has the shutdown matchup)
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