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08-15-2012, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
Then your going to have linemate factors. The guys that are usually at the tops of these lists are also those that have consistantly been on lines with good players/good shooters, which is why they tend to come in pairs and trios.

e.g. Sedin-Sedin-Burrows, Riberio-Morrow, Getzalf-Perry-Ryan, Backstrom-Ovechkin-Semin, Stamkos-St. Louis.
Ovechkin and Backstrom have spent a majority of their time together during the span of this data, but Semin was typically found on a different line. He typically topped out at around 20% of his even strength time with Ovie and Backstrom, while the rest of it was spent with an assortment of players (Laich, Johansson, Arnott, Belanger, Morrison, Chimera, Sturm, Fleischmann, etc).

They were typically united on the powerplay, but these stats are only 5-on-5.

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