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07-30-2012, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by NugentHopkinsfan View Post
Exactly, Sedins never take defensive zone face-offs so obviously they will spend more time in the offensive zone, less shots against, and so on.
That's obviously an exaggeration though not by much. The Canucks have been micromanaging zone starts much more than any other team.

There seems to be a gradual shift going on from line matching towards optimizing zone starts and this is most certainly due to advances in statistical analysis.

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