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11-14-2012, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by I am the Liquor View Post
The notion they played against easy competition is pretty nonsensical. Besides seeing them consistently face top d-pairings like Suter and Weber "at home" no less, I find it hard to believe the other team's would ignore Hall RNH Eberle in favour of checking the Gagner or Horcoff line.

That's pretty ****ing stupid if you think about it for more than a second or two.
It's amazing how the advanced stats crowd can sell a narrative.

The Hall-RNH-Eberle line regularly lined up against top pairing defenseman. Sure they got a lot of o-zone starts (RNH couldn't win faceoffs) but they weren't nearly as sheltered as we've been lead to believe.

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