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08-31-2012, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
also, I see that zone finishes minus zone starts is a factor. I think this is a mistake. If players like Matt Carle and Visnovsky are getting a defensive zone start, it won't be against the best players. therefore, they will defend the zone, and advance the puck for the next faceoff.
I'm not sure why you're assuming this. Visnovsky and Lydman faced easily the toughest quality of competition on Anaheim in 2010-11 and absolutely killed it. Visnovsky might not have a reputation as a strong defensive player who matches up against top lines but that's how he was used that season.

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