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10-10-2012, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dave babych returns View Post
Great post, you've shed a whole new light on the subject.

Now just explain to me why Manny Malhotra is so much more efficient than Jannik Hansen and we'll really be onto something.
Simple. From strictly looking at zone starts Malhotra is on the ice for more than half the goals for that Hansen is, despite having a quarter of the offensive zone starts. He's begins in his own zone around 90% of the time versus 60% for Hansen, yet has only been on the ice for 3 more goals against.

In terms of zone starts I don't think there really is much correlation between that and results, and that we should focus more on playing the matchups, except where blatantly advantageous (icing calls).

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