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11-29-2012, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by -31- View Post
He's not Zenon Konopka. He's put up 26 and 35 points in his last two seasons. That averages to within the 30-40 range you've given above.


During the course of a course a team will have a certain amount of offensive zone starts and a certain amount of defensive zone starts. Boyle taking the bulk of the defensive zone starts means that Stepan and Richards get to start most of their shifts in the offensive zone.
I maintain that the 35 point season was an aberration. I can be proven wrong, of course.

Stepan and Richards will always start most of their shifts in the offensive zone. The balance between Stepan and Boyle's defensive zone starts should be closer though. John Mitchell's offensive start numbers are more representative of what a 3rd line center's should be. Or Chris Kelly's. Or Shawn Horcoff's. Or Michael Handzus's. Or Jordan Staal's.

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