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09-05-2012, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by kemisti View Post
Did ROR have some injury at the end of the season? I was looking at he's game log and he had only 6 points in the last 18 games and was -6 (Landeskog for example had 12 points and was -2, though the small variation in +/- isn't that significant).
My personal belief is that he went 'balls to the wall' from day 1 last season and ran out of gas a little bit near the end of the year. Needs to learn to pace himself more because it's a really long season especially if you make the playoffs.

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Originally Posted by Lonewolfe2015 View Post
We traded Winnik so he was given added defensive responsiblity.
I don't necessarily agree. O'Reilly's line was being used as one of our top 2 lines down the stretch and not once did I think, 'hey, ROR is being used in a shutdown capacity'.

If anything, when we traded Winnik, more defensive responsibility went to McClement's line and as we saw, the 3rd line of Duchene-Mueller and Hejduk was quite bad, even when healthy.

Unless you're talking about time on the PK, which ROR was being used pretty much all year anyways.

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