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06-18-2012, 12:02 PM
Et le But
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Originally Posted by Protest the Hero View Post
He gets easier minutes than nearly every other centre on the team. Not that it's a bad thing, his line was being used perfectly if we go by that chart imo.

I've always been impressed by Nikitin whenever I had a chance to see him play, and this chart shows why. It would be wonderful to acquire him, Columbus is already spending a ton on their backend.
Well that's the thing, this chart shows that the Desharnais line was the only one used in a logical role.

And this also shows just how pathetic our winger depth is besides that line and Gionta. Having to give White and Bourque those kind of assignments is just unacceptable.

On the other hand, our defense has a few bright spots even beyond the Subban and Gorges pairing. Emelin and Diaz didn't play too tough minutes, but their results for their first year on NHL ice is encouraging, and Markov was sheltered, but did a good job in what he was given - certainly better than Kaberle.

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