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08-28-2012, 07:34 PM
Iain Fyffe
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
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.
This is generally true. You might speak in terms of a certain rotation, but that's not really what happens in-game. PP and SH ice time is divided much differently than ES, and coaches always find ways to get their best players extra shifts.

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