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08-28-2012, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
those situations are actually very rare in the modern game. Look at Don Sweeney as an example. He played with Bourque and you'd think that his TOI would come out 2nd on the team even though he was a #3-4 defenseman. But no, his TOI was actually 3rd-4th just like it belonged in the team hierarchy. The fact is, the superior player will always get more special teams time, and extra ES shifts with other partners (last minute, for example). Dallas Smith, as another example, was not near Orr's ice time despite being his partner.
Take the modern game to mean the short shift game which changed the way the game was played/coached and included extra players on the roster.

Your analogies do not touch the O6 nor the post 1967 expansion. Boston was not an expansion team.

The players in the MLD that are effected are from the two eras above as specified.

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