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06-23-2012, 09:04 PM
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Its laughable to see that they are better shut down pair then Ottawa's just because the TEAM allowed less goals against. I'm not even arguing that Ottawa's shutdown pairing is better but thats just a terrible argument because there is so many other factors in goals against then whose shut down pair is better. And to that Montreal fan, Kuba-Cowen played together on the PK but never at even strength.
Colorado was 15th in GAA, 12th in PK %. Jan Hejda and Ryan O'Byrne led Avalanche defensemen in shorthanded ice time (3:03, 2:52) by a lot, and both started the whopping majority of their shifts in their own zone. O'Byrne had the smallest percentage of offensive zone starts in the entire league (32.8%), and Hejda wasn't far behind at number three (35.9%).
More clear that he/they had a positive impact?
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