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11-20-2012, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
The main reason for this is that PP opportunities have steadily dropped since the 80's. There's simply a lot less PK time per game now.
Opportunities spiked pretty big for 2 seasons after the '05 LO but have since dropped well below even what they were before the LO.
For sure. But there also isn't that top-tier guy munching shutdown minutes with the Gills of the league that guys like MacInnis, Lidstrom, Pronger and Stevens represented.

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